TITLE

World Health Organization Perspective on Implementation of International Health Regulations

AUTHOR(S)
Hardiman, Maxwell Charles
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2012, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p1041
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In 2005, the International Health Regulations were adopted at the 58th World Health Assembly; in June 2007, they were entered into force for most countries. In 2012, the world is approaching a major 5-year milestone in the global commitment to ensure national capacities to identify, investigate, assess, and respond to public health events. In the past 5 years, existing programs have been boosted and some new activities relating to International Health Regulations provisions have been successfully established. The lessons and experience of the past 5 years need to be drawn upon to provide improved direction for the future.
ACCESSION #
76625617

 

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