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

IHR News

The WHO bulletin on IHR implementation

20 December 2013, No. 23

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • Third meeting on Early Warning and Event-Based Surveillance, Lyon, France,
    17-19 December 2013
  • Fourteenth Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), Chavannes de Bogis, Switzerland,
    9-11 December 2013
  • Fourth Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee concerning MERS-CoV,
    4 December 2013
  • Points of entry: Technical support for the assessment of IHR core capacities Algiers, Algeria, 19-24 October 2013
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems, Lyon, France, 7-8 October 2013
  • Laboratory Quality Manual template now online
  • Learning on IHR: A new approach
  • Learning programme on ship sanitation certification

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update
  • WHO Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN) eNewsletter: December issue now online

What's new in the WHO regions1

  • AFRO and SEARO: Pilot testing of the IHR costing tool in Bhutan, in Cameroon and Uganda, November-December 2013
  • EMRO: Workshop on ship sanitation inspection, Doha, Qatar,
    10-14 November 2013
  • EMRO: Laboratory quality management systems workshop, Cairo, Egypt,
    6-7 November 2013
  • EURO: Workshop on IHR implementation in national legislation and points of entry, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 25-29 November 2013
  • WPRO: Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Public health response ongoing

Other NEWS

  • Happy holidays

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.