Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

12 April 2012, No. 18

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • 3rd IHR implementation course
  • Points of entry: Russian version of the Assessment tool for core capacity requirements at designated airports, ports and ground crossings
  • Guide for public health emergency contingency planning at designated points of entry
  • Information to States Parties regarding determination of fulfillment of IHR core capacity requirements for 2012 and potential extensions
  • PulseNet Middle East and Global Foodborne Infections Network: Joint meeting in Amman, Jordan 25 to 29 March 2012

What's new in risk and disease control

  • International Travel and Health book and web site, edition 2012
  • Smallpox repository inspections: Meeting to review the inspection process, Oslo, 31 January to 2 February 2012
  • Outbreak surveillance and response in humanitarian emergencies – WHO guidelines for EWARN implementation

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • EMRO: Post dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever outbreak consultation workshop, 27 to 29 February 2012, Lahore, Pakistan
  • EMRO: Inter-country meeting on strengthening of surveillance and response capacities under the IHR, Beirut, Lebanon, 26 to 28 March 2012
  • EURO: Adapted version of the IHR i-course for Russian-speaking countries
  • EURO: EpiSouth workshop on preparedness and response, Madrid, Spain, 27 to29 February
  • EURO: Core capacity assessment in Kyrgyzytan, 5 to 9 March
  • SEARO: Workshop on the implementation of IHR, Bangkok, 7to 9 December 2011

Other NEWS

  • New article: External quality assessment of national public health laboratories in Africa, 2002–2009
  • Toolkit for local implementation of the International Health Regulations: Reporting events from local to national level

1 The six WHO regional offices:
AFRO – Regional Office for Africa; EMRO – Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean;
EURO – Regional Office for Europe; PAHO/AMRO – Pan American Sanitary Bureau/Regional Office for the Americas; SEARO – Regional Office for South-East Asia; WPRO – Regional Office for the Western Pacific.