Implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED), Report of a regional meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 24–26 June 2014
AbstractThe Regional Meeting on the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) in the context of the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases, (APSED 2010) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 24 to 26 June 2014 with the primary aim to accelerate establishment and consolidation of IHR (2005) core capacities and reviewing the progress in implementation of IHR core capacities in the South-East Asia Region along with strengthening the monitoring and evaluation of national IHR core capacity extension plans. In addition, discussion was held on current emerging infectious diseases, strengthening chemicals and radio-nuclear preparedness and response and global health security. As a result, priority activities to be carried out in the forthcoming year by both Member States and by WHO were identified. IHR 2005 is an internationally-agreed instrument for global public health security that is legally binding for WHO Member States and provides collective defence against spread of diseases. The Asia–Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases serves as a framework to jointly help Member States of the South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions of WHO to strengthen preparedness against emerging threats and thus meet the core capacity requirements of the IHR 2005.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). Implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) and the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases (APSED), Report of a regional meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 24–26 June 2014. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/152129