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

Monitoring and evaluation of IHR (2005) implementation

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of progress on IHR (2005) implementation is central to the proper follow up and continuous improvement of implementation activities at national, regional and global levels. M&E systems track what is being done (monitoring) and whether the implementation of IHR (2005) is making a difference (evaluation).


  • To provide regular progress reports, including maps, to WHO, States Parties and WHO governing bodies.
  • To propose specific studies, modifications or changes to improve the implementation of the Regulations.

Activities and expected results

In partnership with WHO’s partners:

  • to identify, test, collect and analyse indicators for all countries to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the IHR (2005), building on information and/or systems already available from existing programmes, including WHO regional strategies for disease surveillance and response.

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