Public health legislation for International Health Regulations (2005)
Other TitlesReport of a regional workshop Yangon, Myanmar, 8-10 April 2013
AbstractThe International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) entered into force worldwide in June 2007.The Regulations cover many rights and obligations for all States Parties, including the obligation to notify the World Health Organization (WHO) and the verification of certain public health events and risks; the application of health measures to international travellers, trade and transportation; sanitary requirements at international seaports, airports and ground crossings; and the development of core capacities for surveillance, response, laboratory, risk communication and public health emergency preparedness. For full and efficient implementation of these IHR (2005) rights and obligations, all States Parties also need an appropriate legal framework to support and enable all the relevant State Party functions. For this reason, States Parties to the IHR (2005) are strongly encouraged to undertake an assessment of relevant existing legislation, regulations and administrative requirements in all areas covered by the IHR (2005) to determine whether revision or adoption of new legal instruments may be appropriate. The document provides a summary of the current status of policies, legislation, regulations, administrative requirements and other official instruments to support IHR implementation in countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Public health legislation for International Health Regulations (2005). WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205701
Gov't Doc #SEA-CD-296
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