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

Activity report 2012

Department of Global Capacities Alert and Response


Global Capacities Alert and Response (GCR)

Publication details

Number of pages: 31
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GCR/LYO/2013.3



This report describes highlights of GCR’s activities over the past year. Part A presents examples of public health risks and response missions and describes activities to maintain the WHO global system to contain and respond to public health risks. Part B highlights activities to support countries in building their national public health capacities to be able to rapidly detect and contain events.