Alert, response, and capacity building under the International Health Regulations (IHR)

IHR procedures and monitoring

The IHR (2005) include many rights and obligations for States Parties. These cover activities ranging from surveillance and response, to notification and verification to WHO of certain public health events and risks, to rules on application of health measures to international travellers, trade and transportation, requirements for sanitary conditions and services at international ports, airports and ground crossings and development of minimum public health capacities for surveillance, assessment, response and reporting for a broad range of risks throughout the territories of all States Parties.

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