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Article No.9 - Vol.27, No.2 - October 2008

International Health Regulations: IHR (2005)

After an extensive revision process, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted on 23 May 2005 the revised International Health Regulations or IHR (2005).

The purpose of the revised IHR (2005) is 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.

The successful implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR), over the next five years, with the technical support of WHO, by all the countries who committed themselves to meet the new requirements of the Regulations will contribute significantly to enhancing national, regional and global public health security. 

Print copy available only in English. To access the full text:  

http://www.who.int/csr/ihr/IHR_2005_en.pdf

 

 
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