Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Support to national legislation for IHR implementation

WHO/P. Albouy

Under IHR, countries have agreed to fulfill a number of obligations that contribute to the efficient surveillance, response, verification and notification of certain public health events that could have an impact on the international community.

To support countries in meeting their IHR obligations, WHO provides guidance on harmonizing their existing legal frameworks with the IHR framework. This in turn facilitates full IHR implementation.

Key documents