International Health Regulations (IHR) protecting people every day
Published Date:July 22, 2015
Corporate Authors:Center for Global Health (U.S)
Description:What are the IHR? The International Health Regulations (IHR) represent an agreement between 196 countries, including all WHO Member States, to work together for global health security. Under the IHR, all countries must report events of international public health importance.
The IHR require that all countries can:
• Detect: Make sure surveillance systems and laboratories can detect potential threats
• Assess: Work together with other countries to make decisions in public health emergencies
• Report: Report specific diseases, plus any potential international public health emergencies
• Respond: Respond to public health events
We share a responsibility to protect our world from outbreaks of infectious diseases and other health threats. The goal of the IHR is to stop events in their tracks before they become international emergencies.
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