WHO Lyon Office
The WHO Lyon Office is part of the Department of Global Capacities Alert and Response, responsible for coordination of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) that sits within the Health Security and Environment cluster in Geneva headquarters.
The mission of the Office is to, in collaboration with the WHO Regional and Country Offices, assist countries to strengthen their national surveillance and response systems to better detect, assess, notify events and respond to public health risks emergencies of international concern under the International Health Regulations (2005) or "IHR (2005)".
Our activities focus on strengthening national core public health capacities for disease surveillance and response through the following project areas and initiatives:
- Information and communication
- Laboratory services
- Learning solutions and training support
- Ports, airports and ground crossings
- Support to national surveillance