The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation
What's new in IHR coordination and support
Infectious Substances Shipping Training: Revised and updated course
A revised version of the Infectious Substances Shipping Training - a course for shippers - is now available. WHO contributes to the development of United Nations Model Regulations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods - including infectious substances - which form the basis for international and national regulations addressing transport by air, road, rail and sea. The training course aims to ensure that shippers of infectious substances comply with international and national requirements, so that these goods are transported safely, timely, efficiently and legally. The transport of infectious substances is strictly regulated, and training is required. The course is available in French, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian) as well as in English.
Third IHR i-course started
The third IHR implementation course, aiming at strengthening critical human resources engaged to set up and manage systems for securing global public health under the IHR implementation framework, started on 19 September. This course involves 38 participants from 31 countries in all 6 WHO regions. The post-training evaluation of the second IHR i-course will be conducted this Autumn to assess how learned competencies have been put into practice.
Key WHO IHR-related publications 2007–2011
A new leaflet gives an overview of key IHR publications and reference tools developed from 2007–2011 by WHO programmes that support IHR implementation in countries. Many of these tools were developed in partnership with collaborating organizations. The leaflet gives overview of all the language versions of the documents.
Laboratory quality management system handbook
This Laboratory quality management system handbook is intended to provide a comprehensive reference on Laboratory quality management system for all stakeholders in health laboratory processes from management to administration to bench-work laboratorians. It covers topics that are essential for quality management of a public health or clinical laboratory. They are based on both ISO 15189 and CLSI GP26-A3 documents. The handbook is linked to the training toolkit on laboratory quality management system.
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Biostatistics: New CD-ROM for self-learning
A new version of a self-learning CD-ROM on biostatistics is now available. The main objective of the self learning programme is to understand the purpose of biostatistics through realistic cases and to acquire basic biostatistics skills that can be applied to work. The target audiences are medical and biomedical students, laboratory specialists and other professionals who need to use or understand basic biostatistics. However, it may also be a helpful reminder to epidemiologists. This second version of the self-learning programme has been co-produced by WHO and the Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP). It has been designed and developed in such a way that trainees can work independently using only the CD-ROM when no book or tutor is available. Trainees can solve the six problems with the resources provided in the CD-ROM through 142 knowledge sheets.
The biostatistics CD-ROM can also be ordered free of charge by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org