On completion of this introductory briefing, which is divided into two parts, you will be able to:

1 - Explain the main criteria to be used to determine whether or not a public health event should be notified to WHO according to the decision instrument described in Annex 2 of the IHR;

2 - Understand the main legal procedures under the IHR for notification of a public health event to WHO;

3 - Describe specific aspects of IHR communications, including the role of (i) the National IHR Focal Point, (ii) the WHO IHR Contact Point (one in each WHO Regional Office), and (iii) the WHO Country Office (one present in most countries); and

4 - Describe the timeline for implementing the core capacities required under the Annex 1 of the IHR.



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