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.

Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), Bangladesh Report, 2013

Findings from the Bangladesh Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), 2013 provides important indicators of tobacco control among youth in the country. It also provides an opportunity to compare the findings of the GYTS 2007, better understand the effect of interventions, and formulate strategies for better tobacco control interventions among the youth. Findings from the Bangladesh Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), 2013 provides important indicators of tobacco control among youth in the country. It also provides an opportunity to compare the findings of the GYTS 2007, better understand the effect of interventions, and formulate strategies for better tobacco control interventions among the youth. The rich data contained in this document will be useful for programme managers, researchers, tobacco control advocates and other relevant stakeholders for generating credible evidence to promote tobacco control. In addition, these data can help Member States plan further epidemiological studies as per their need.

Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), Bhutan Report, 2013

Findings from the Bhutan Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), 2013 provide important indicators of tobacco control among the youth in the country. The GYTS also provides an opportunity to compare the findings of the earlier GYTS conducted in 2004, 2006 and 2009, and better understand the effect of interventions, so that strategies can be formulated for more effective tobacco control interventions among the youth. The rich data contained in this document will be useful for programme managers, researchers, tobacco control advocates and other relevant stakeholders, and help in generating credible evidence to promote tobacco control. In addition, these data can help Member States plan further epidemiological studies as per their need.

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