International health regulations (2005)
AbstractOn 23 May 2005, the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly by its Resolution WHA58.3adopted the International Health Regulations (2005). The International Health Regulations(IHRs) in accordance with Article 59 thereof should enter into force on 15 June 2007. MemberStates of the African Region participated fully in the different meetings for negotiation on theInternational Health Regulations, thus helping to achieve a broad consensus on public healthevents of international concern.2. Following the emergence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in severalcountries of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and considering the risk of possibleemergence of a pandemic virus, the Fifty-ninth World Health Assembly, on 26 May 2006,adopted Resolution WHA59.2 on Application of the International Health Regulations (2005).That resolution urges Member States to comply immediately, on a voluntary basis, with theprovisions of the IHRs (2005) considered relevant to the risk posed by avian influenza andpandemic influenza.
Regional Committee for Africa, 56. (2011). International health regulations (2005). https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/2035