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

IHR News

The WHO bulletin on IHR implementation

4 October 2013, No. 22

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Third Meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning MERS-CoV, 25 September 2013
  • Strengthening health security at ports, airports and ground crossings: WHO-EC project kick-off meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 25 September, 2013
  • Tutorials on the use of Annex 2 of the International Health Regulations (2005)
  • Training course for epidemiologists, Amman, Jordan, 20-24 August 2013
  • Ports, Airports and Ground Crossings: Learning programme on ship sanitation inspection
  • Handbook for inspection of ships and issuance of ship sanitation certificates: New language versions available
  • Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET): Report of the consultation 19–20 November 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

What's new in risk management and disease control

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • Risk assessment: Table top exercises to support multisectoral coordination and reporting under the International Health Regulations
  • Food safety: Enhancing INFOSAN in Asia and implementation of regional food safety strategies – Meeting report

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO: IDENTIFY project mission, Cameroon, 15-17 July, 2013
  • EMRO: Assessment missions to Cairo, Egypt (28-30 May 2013) and Sana’a, Yemen (1-3 June 2013) for the establishment of Laboratory Quality Management System
  • EURO: Training course on ship sanitation inspection and issuance of ship sanitation certificates, Antalya, Turkey, 15-19 April 2013
  • SEARO: Regional consultation on IHR core capacities at points of entry meeting, Kochi, India, 26-28 June 2013
  • WPRO: Regional Workshop to strengthen core capacities at designated points of entry under the IHR, Ningbo, China, 23-26 April 2013

Other NEWS

  • European Union Joint Action SHIPSAN ACT

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.