International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

30 September 2008, No. 4

Issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR) Coordination Programme
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and Lyon
http://www.who.int/ihr/
E-mail: ihrinfo@who.int

In this issue:

WHAT’S NEW IN IHR COORDINATION AND SUPPORT

  • International Health Regulations (2005), Second edition
  • Introductory IHR briefing for national officers
  • Meeting of the technical working group to harmonize verification procedures for the certification of airports under IHR (2005), 30 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Congress of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM), 9-11 September 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
  • WHO global health security communications coordination meeting Mexico City, Mexico, 15-17 July 2008
  • Emergency response exercise: response to a nuclear event — ConvEx-3

WHAT’S NEW IN RISK AND DISEASE CONTROL

  • WHO Guide on Safe Food for Travellers – special edition
  • New article: Obligations to report outbreaks of foodborne diseases under the IHR (2005)
  • Yellow fever meeting, 4-5 September 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Anthrax in humans and animals, Fourth edition
  • Three infection control aide-mémoires
  • Cities and public health crises: international technical consultation, 29-30 October, Lyon, France

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS

  • EURO: Workshop on ship sanitation issues related to IHR implementation, 22-24 September 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • PAHO/AMRO: New advocacy tool for IHR implementation
  • SEARO and WPRO: Second Regional Aviation Medicine Team - Cooperative Agreement for Preventing the spread of Communicable Diseases through Air Travel (CAPSCA), Bangkok, Thailand, 12 September 2008
  • WPRO: Third meeting of the Asia Pacific Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Emerging Infectious Disease (EIDs) July 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • WPRO: Update on APSED/IHR core capacity assessment and workplan development

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Update on IHR implementation in countries

OTHER NEWS

  • Useful links

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 ihrinfo@who.int

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