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

IHR procedures and implementation

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To support countries in strengthening and maintaining their capacities for ensuring rapid detection, verification and response to public health risks, WHO develops and provides tools, guidance and training.

WHO’s support focuses on the priority needs identified by the WHO Regional and Country Offices, in order to help each country meet its IHR commitment.


Tools, guidance and training

IHR implementation in countries

Under IHR, countries have agreed to fulfill a number of obligations of certain public health events.

Support to national legislation for IHR implementation

To support countries, WHO provides guidance on harmonizing their existing legal frameworks with the IHR framework.

Meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning Yellow Fever

19 May 2016 -- An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time .