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IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

In this issue

What's new in IHR coordination and support

  • 65th World Health Assembly: Resolution WHA65.23 reaffirms need for increased support to countries to achieve IHR requirements and strengthen capacities for management of public health emergencies
  • Guidance on coordination between points of entry and national surveillance systems: WHO Expert Consultation, 16−18 July 2012, Lyon, France
  • IHR core capacities table top exercise development, 23−25 July 2012, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Laboratory: Publication of the Laboratory Assessment Tool
  • New WHO ship sanitation training toolkit tested in Turkey
  • WHO ports list

What's new in risk and disease control

  • Novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom, cholera in Sierra Leone and Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Global Foodborne Infections Network Steering Committee meeting, 26−28 September 2012, Lyon, France
  • International Travel and Health (ITH) book and web site, 2012 edition
  • International travel and health consultation, 2 May 2012, Singapore
  • Recommendations on Hajj pilgrimage

What's new in the WHO regions4

  • AFRO: International Scientific Meeting on Nodding Syndrome, 30 July-1 August 2012, Kampala, Uganda
  • EMRO: Sub-regional meetings workshops on IHR national legislation, 2−4 July 2012, Marrakech, Morocco and 9−11 September 2012, Cairo, Egypt
  • EMRO Sub-regional meetings on laboratory capacities as per the requirements of IHR (2005), 5−6 July 2012, Marrakech, Morocco, and 12−13 September 2012, Cairo, Egypt
  • EURO: Mass gatherings support to European Football Championship, 8 June−1 July 2012 and Olympic and Paralympic games, 27 June−12 August 2012
  • PAHO/AMRO: Laboratory Quality Management System Training of Trainers in the Caribbean, 11−16 June 2012, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • SEARO: Review of IHR core capacities in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 23 July−1 August 2012
  • WPRO: 21st Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases in the Western Pacific Region, 21-23 August 2012, Manila, Philippines

Other NEWS

  • Institut Pasteur and WHO sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • Laboratory Quality Management System Training Toolkit available on CD-ROM in French

4The six WHO regional offices: AFRO – Regional Office for Africa; EMRO – Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean; EURO – Regional Office for Europe; PAHO/AMRO – Pan American Sanitary Bureau/Regional Office for the Americas; SEARO – Regional Office for South-East Asia; WPRO – Regional Office for the Western Pacific.