International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR News

The WHO quarterly bulletin on IHR implementation

28 March 2008, No. 2

Issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR) Coordination Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and Lyon

In this issue:

WHAT’S NEW IN IHR COORDINATION AND SUPPORT

  • Report to WHO Executive Board on IHR implementation, 21-26 January 2008
  • Montenegro: New State Party to the IHR
  • Travel and transport: List of ports authorized to issue Ship Sanitation Certificates
  • Cooperative Arrangement for Preventing the Spread of Communicable Disease by Air Transport (CAPSCA)
  • IHR: Guidance for national policy-makers and stakeholders
  • INFOSAN Information Note
  • International conference on health laboratory quality systems
  • IHR queries and communications: contacts at WHO/HQ

WHAT’S NEW IN RISK AND DISEASE CONTROL

  • Yellow fever in Argentina and Paraguay
  • Polio eradication: Southern Chad infected by imported polio - Neighbouring countries at risk
  • Polio eradication: Report by the Secretariat of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to the Executive Board
  • Polio eradication: Recommendations by Advisory Committee
  • WHO Global Salm-Surv: Enhancing country capacity to detect, respond and prevent foodborne diseases

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WHO REGIONS

  • EMRO: Weekly Epidemiological Monitor
  • EURO: Training for IHR implementation at points of entry
  • AMRO/PAHO: WHO Country Office for Mexico launches news bulletin
  • WPRO: Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED) supports WHO Western Pacific Region to meet IHR requirements

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Update on IHR implementation in countries

OTHER NEWS

  • World Health Day 2008: Protecting Health from Climate Change

This newsletter seeks to provide useful information for NFPs, countries and partners in implementing the IHR. We welcome your suggestions and comments and invite you to send these to Ms Sophia Desillas at desillass@lyon.who.int

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