IHR core capacities at points of entry
AbstractThe International Health Regulations, or IHR (2005), require countries across the globe to develop and strengthen the core capacities at designated international points of entry (PoE) such as airports, ports, and ground crossings by June 2012. This includes strengthening public health routine and emergency preparedness and response at designated PoE. In order to review progress made under IHR (2005) at PoE, and to agree on priority areas to strengthen surveillance and response at PoE, a Regional Meeting on IHR Core Capacities at Points of Entry was organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 14-16 July 2010. This meeting brought Member States together to determine current strengths and weaknesses, and identify follow-up actions at national and regional level to strengthen core capacities at PoE. This report summarizes the deliberations of the meeting and outlines the responsibilities of the Member States and the role of WHO in meeting the obligations of IHR (2005).
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2011). IHR core capacities at points of entry. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205318