International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

31 March 2009, No. 6

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

  • WHO Secretariat’s report to the 62nd World Health Assembly
  • WHO risk communication working group meeting, 4–5 March 2009, Lyon, France
  • Informal consultation on the development of an International Training Programme “International Health Regulations Implementation Course”, 11–13 March 2009, Lyon, France
  • Guidance for IHR implementation in national legislation: three legal toolkits
  • International Travel and Health: release of 2009 edition
  • Surveillance under the IHR

WHAT’S NEW IN RISK AND DISEASE CONTROL

  • Polio eradication and control
  • Short Field Epidemiology Course, 23 March – 8 April 2009, Mauritius
  • WHO Outbreak Communication Planning Guide
  • Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances – 2009–2010
  • Communicable Disease Alert and Response for Mass Gatherings: Report of the technical workshop, 29–30 April 2008, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Core Components for Infection Prevention and Control Programmes: Report of the Second Meeting of the Informal Network on Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care, 26–27 June 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS1

  • AFRO: Mission to support IHR implementation at points of entry at country level, 2–14 March 2009, Botswana
  • AFRO: Assessment of national surveillance and response capacities
  • EMRO: Assessment of national surveillance and response capacities
  • EMRO: Assessment of core capacities and action plans for IHR implementation in Iraq, 7–13 March 2009, Amman, Jordan
  • EMRO: Mission to assess core capacities for surveillance and response, 16–20 March 2009, Lebanon
  • EURO:Participation in EU REACT project - Response to Emerging infectious disease: Assessment and development of Core capacities and Tools
  • PAHO/AMRO: IHR implementation in national legislation – workshop for the Caribbean sub-region 22–23 January 2009, Barbados

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Update on IHR implementation in countries

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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