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

Support for IHR monitoring implementation

IHR implementation is a long-term process that calls for countries to:

Illustration about Measles-Rubella immunization campaign in Viet nam.
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  • Develop and strengthen specific national public health capacities;

  • Identify priority areas for action;

  • Develop national IHR implementation plans;

  • Maintain these capacities and continue to build and strengthen as needed over time.

Countries are requested to report annually to the World Health Assembly on their capacities. Working in close collaboration with its six Regional Offices, WHO helps countries to review, monitor progressing, preparation of their annual report and the development of national IHR implementation action plans.