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International Health Regulations (IHR)
The International Health Regulations are an international legal instrument that covers measures for preventing the transnational spread of infectious diseases. The newly adopted IHR (2005) has as purpose and scope “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade”. This page provides a detailed description and information on progress of its implementation, plus relevant links.
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Surveillance

Outbreaks

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International Health Regulations (IHR)

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WHO Disease Outbreak News

Epidemic Alert and Response

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International Health Regulations (IHR)

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International Health Regulations: Working Paper for Regional Consultations

Guidelines and Manuals

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Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Manual for First Responders

Resistance Surveillance

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2nd Joint Meeting of the Surveillance Network for Emerging Diseases in the Amazon and Southern Cone Regions (Atlanta, 23-24 March 2002)

Laboratories

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Quality Control

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Quality Assurance

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

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Situation Reports, Country Profiles, Forms, Guidelines and Manuals, Health Profiles and Data, Statistical Databases, Other Databases
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): Surveillance features Anthrax, Annual status reports, Incidence/Mortality/Fatality, Epidemic alert and response, Incidence and disease registries, Outbreaks, Resistance surveillance, Laboratories, Epidemiological surveillance systems, Geographic information systems, Maps, Groups affected, Risk factors/behaviors, Quality control, Quality assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation