International Health regulations (IHR)

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The mission of International Health regulations (IHR) is:
  • To contribute to the prevention, reporting and response to Health risks/Public Health Emergency of International Concern under the New International Health Regulations by planning, programming, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the revised International Health Regulations
  • To Support the introduction and implementation of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).
The core responsibilities are:
  • To support Coordinate and monitor the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR) in the Region;
  • To  provide technical support to the Member States in situation analysis, assessment To support Member States in the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR);
  • Support interventions within the Regional Office to be undertaken for mobilization of technical and financial resources for  IHR implementation in the region;
  • To develop and implement  plan for incorporation of the revised IHR into Integrated
  • To assist Member States in the preparation of project proposals and appeals for mobilizing additional resources for implementation of International Health Regulations;
  • To develop guidelines, tools and training materials relevant to the IHR