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

Activity report 2012

Department of Global Capacities Alert and Response


Global Capacities Alert and Response (GCR)

Publication details

Number of pages: 31
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GCR/LYO/2013.3



This report describes highlights of GCR’s activities over the past year. Part A presents examples of public health risks and response missions and describes activities to maintain the WHO global system to contain and respond to public health risks. Part B highlights activities to support countries in building their national public health capacities to be able to rapidly detect and contain events.