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

IHR News

The WHO bulletin on IHR implementation

3 June 2013, No. 21

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly: International Health Regulations implementation
  • IHR legislative missions to Commonweatlh of Independent States countries January-April 2013
  • Ports, Airports and Ground Crossings: Learning Programme on Ship Sanitation Inspection
  • IHR Training Toolkit for Epidemiologists

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome - coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – Updates on Disease Outbreak News
  • Consultation on Strategies for International Travel and Health, 19 May 2013, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Yellow fever vaccination: Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization, 9-11 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mass gatherings: WHO Collaborating Centres network meeting, 4-5 April 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO: Laboratory quality management strengthening workshop, 15-19 April 2013, Brazzaville, Congo
  • EMRO: Laboratory Quality Management System Training Workshop, 14-17 April 2013, Muscat, Oman
  • EMRO: National Influenza Centers (NIC) in Morocco and Iran to serve as regional reference laboratories for influenza surveillance in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • EURO: Laboratory Biorisk Management (BRM) capacity building workshop, 28 January to 7 February 2013, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • SEARO: Regional Workshop on Legislation for IHR implementation, 8-10 April 2012, Yangon, Myanmar
  • WPRO: Training Workshop on Laboratory Quality Stepwise Implementation (LQSI) tool, 7-9 May 2013, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Other NEWS

  • New WHO Collaborating Centre for Travel Health

1The 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.