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

National IHR Focal Point

The establishment of a National IHR Focal Points (NFP) network is key to the successful implementation of the Regulations. The NFP plays a crucial role in communications both to WHO and to other national bodies engaged in IHR implementation. As the office responsible for the implementation coordination, reporting and notification of health events to WHO under the Regulations it is essential that the process from detection to intervention and capacity building is well understood, and that staff within the NFP are confident in the assessment of an event and capacity preparedness.