Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR


International Health Regulations (2005)

In response to the exponential increase in international travel and trade, and emergence and reemergence of international disease threats and other health risks, 194 countries across the globe have agreed to implement the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR). This binding instrument of international law entered into force on 15 June 2007.

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Regional IHR Focal Point – South East Asia Region
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia

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