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

Handbook for inspection of ships and issuance of ship sanitation certificates

International Health Regulations Coordination

Publication details

Number of pages: 138
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: 9789241548199



This handbook is intended to be used as reference material for port health officers, regulators, ship operators and other competent authorities in charge of implementing the IHR (2005) at ports and on ships. The handbook is based on the IHR (2005) provisions regarding ship inspection and issue of SSCs. They provide guidance for preparing and performing the inspection, completing the certificates and applying public health measures within the framework of the IHR (2005).

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