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European Union Joint Action SHIPSAN ACT

The SHIPSAN ACT is a Joint Action of 23 European Union countries co-funded by the European Commission. It began in February 2013, for a duration of 39-months. The ACT deals with the impact on maritime transport of health threats due to biological, chemical and radiological agents, including communicable diseases, and supports the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the EU. WHO participates in the Advisory Board of the SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action. For more information please visit: and download the SHIPSAN ACT Leaflet

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