WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) vs COVID-19 Uncertainty

WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) vs COVID-19 Uncertainty

Authors

  • Astrid Stuckelberger WHO expert on IHR, Privat-Docent Global Health Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Manuel Urbina International public health and policy expert, National Academy of, Medicine of Mexico

Keywords:

COVID 19, WHO

Abstract

One of WHO primary function is to control and monitor internationally the spread of infectious diseases of the common killers. After SARS-COV, the International Health Regulations (IHR) was adopted in 2005 by all 194 member states to set up national preparedness for an efficient “early alert and response system”. COVID-19 is a novel virus with an unpredictable course and many uncertainties about its biological, clinical and epidemiological characteristics. COVID-19 is a game changer and calls for a revision of IHR as well as a more biological, clinical and community-cantered preparedness strategy.

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11-05-2020

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WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) vs COVID-19 Uncertainty. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 May 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];91(2):113-7. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9626