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

Protocol for Assessing National Surveillance and Response Capacities for the International Health Regulations (2005)

A Guide for Assessment Teams

Publication details

Number of pages: 149 pages
Publication date: December 2010
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/IHR/2010.7



This document proposes guidance to States Parties on the assessment of their national IHR core capacities for surveillance and response, in accordance with the core capacity strengthening requirements of Annex 1A of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. This in-depth assessment protocol will need to be adapted on a country-by-country basis. The assessment will be supported by WHO with an external team, if requested by the country.