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RELEASE OF IHR (2005) 2ND EDITION

The 2nd Edition of the IHR (2005) will be released in 2008 in the six official WHO languages.

GUIDANCE FOR SHIP SANITATION CERTIFICATES

The IHR (2005) contain new requirements for States Parties with respect to designated airports, ports and ground crossings that update routine measures with regard to the public health risks resulting from increased international travel and transport. In this connection, WHO has developed a number of guidance documents, including the

(Currently available in English and Chinese. Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish versions forthcoming). This advice will be finalized and published in 2008.

WEB-BASED IHR RESOURCE CENTRE

The IHR on line resource centre features a selected bibliography with links to all documents relevant to IHR implementation and capacity building in countries:

IHR BRIEFING FOR WHO COUNTRY OFFICES

An on line IHR briefing for WHO Country Offices on the main elements of the International Health Regulations (2005) that are relevant to WHO Country Offices and relate to event management is available at:

This on line briefing will also be made available to national authorities.

IHR EVENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SITE

Under the IHR (2005), WHO has developed an event management system to capture and manage critical information concerning public health events, risks and emergencies. The system also ensures the transfer of accurate and timely information about such events between WHO Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices, collaborating centres and other partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). This site was designed for use by National IHR Focal Points.

GUIDANCE FOR IHR IMPLEMENTATION

IHR (2005): Areas of work for implementation. This document lays out seven areas of work to support the IHR implementation process:

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