International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

30 June 2008, No. 3

Issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR) Coordination Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and Lyon

In this issue:

WHAT’S NEW IN IHR COORDINATION AND SUPPORT

  • 61st World Health Assembly adopts resolution on IHR implementation
  • States Parties report on progress towards IHR implementation
  • IHR exercise
  • IHR technical consultation on national core alert and response capacities and indicators
  • Travel and transport – Points of entry: Regional workshop for national authorities
  • Joint WHO-CDC International conference on health laboratory quality systems, Lyon, France
  • IHR e-library

WHAT’S NEW IN RISK AND DISEASE CONTROL

  • Influenza: Revision of WHO guidance on pandemic influenza preparedness and response
  • Polio: WHA adopts resolution on polio-endemic countries
  • Polio: First meeting of the Polio Research Committee

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS

  • EURO: Travel and transport – Points of entry
  • PAHO/AMRO: Travel and transport – Points of entry
  • PAHO/AMRO: Travel and transport – Points of entry
  • SEARO: Guidance on IHR implementation
  • WPRO: Guidance on event-based surveillance

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Update on IHR implementation in countries

OTHER NEWS

  • WHO web survey

This newsletter seeks to provide useful information for NFPs, countries and partners in implementing the IHR. We welcome your suggestions and comments and invite you to send these to Ms Sophia Desillas at desillass@lyon.who.int

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