IHR Meeting held
The International Health Regulations (IHR) are an international legal instrument that is binding on 196 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO. Their aim is to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide. The IHR, which entered into force on 15 June 2007, require countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events to WHO. Building on the unique experience of WHO in global disease surveillance, alert and response, the IHR define the rights and obligations of countries to report public health events, and establish a number of procedures that WHO must follow in its work to uphold global public health security.
The first day of 3 days consultation meeting on Development of Provincial plan regarding implementation of IHR and global health security agenda (GHSA) was held at KMU on 19th Oct 2016. The meeting was organized by department of Health in collaboration WHO and hosted by KMU. Representatives from around 15 different department/organization attended this meeting. The meeting will continue for the next two days at PC Peshawar.