International Health Regulations
"Since 15 June 2007, the world has been implementing the
(2005). This legally-binding agreement significantly contributes to
international public health security by providing a new framework for the
coordination of the management of events that may constitute a public health
emergency of international concerns, and will improve the capacity of all
countries to detect, assess, notify and respond to public health threats.
Countries that are States Parties to the Regulations have two years to assess
their capacity and develop national action plans followed by three years to meet
the requirements of the Regulations regarding their national surveillance and
response systems as well as the requirements at designated airports, ports and
certain ground crossings."
About the International Health Regulations
Español: Reglamento Sanitario Internacional
Français: Règlement sanitaire international
Nederlands: Internationale Gezondheidsreglementering