WHA54.14 - Global Health Security: Epidemic Alert and Response. WHA Resolution; Fifty-fourth World Health Assembly, 2001 (Chinese version) WHA54.14 - 全球健康保障:对流行病的预警和反应; 世界卫生大会, 54
(2001; 2 pages) [Arabic] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

Abstract

REQUESTS the Director-General:

  1. to devise relevant international tools, and to provide technical support to Member States for developing or strengthening preparedness and response activities against risks posed by biological agents, as an integral part of their emergency management programmes;
  2. to provide technical support to Member States for developing intervention programmes that prevent epidemics and respond to communicable disease threats and emergencies, particularly with regard to epidemiological investigations, laboratory diagnoses and community and clinical management of cases;
  3. to make appropriate arrangements for the development of regional preparedness and response plans;
  4. to provide support to Member States for strengthening their capacity to detect and respond rapidly to communicable disease threats and emergencies, especially by developing the laboratory skills needed for diagnosis and providing training in epidemiological methods for use in the field, particularly in the most exposed countries;
  5. to make available relevant information on public health risks to Member States, relevant intergovernmental organizations and technical partners;
  6. to provide technical support to Member States in the implementation of national efforts to contain and prevent resistance to antimicrobials.
 
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