International Public Health Hazards: Indian legislative provisions

"International public health hazards: Indian legislative provisions" presents an outline of the provisions in the Indian legal system which may enable the implementation of IHR in the country. International Health Regulations (2005) are the international legal instrument designed to help protect all countries from the international spread of disease, including public health risks and public health emergencies. The present document is the result of a study taken up for the regional workshop on public health legislation for International Health Regulations, Yangon, Myanmar," 8-10 April 2013. The relevant Indian legislation in the various Acts and rules that may assist in putting early warning systems in place has been outlined. The document intends to provide a ready reference on Indian legislation to enable establishing an early warning system that could assist the Government to provide health care.

Regional strategy for patient safety in the WHO South-East Asia Region

The quality and safety of health care is an utmost important aspect of health service delivery. Health services that are provided should be of very high quality and should be safe for the service providers as well as recipients. Considering the importance of patient safety in the Region, a regional strategy for patient safety was drafted to be adopted by Member States. The draft strategy was presented to a group comprising experts from the Region as well as from HQ and further improved. Based on the recommendations of the expert group, the draft was discussed at a regional consultation and finalized. This Regional Patient Safety Strategy was unanimously endorsed by representatives of all 11 SEAR Member States. This document will be useful for service providers in the health-care sector, programme managers and those in charge of hospital administration.

World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia
World Health House
Indraprastha Estate
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
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