Globalization and Health
[Accessed 6 Mar 2021]
A survey of International Health Regulations National Focal Points experiences in carrying out their functions
The 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR (2005)) require States Parties to establish National Focal Points (NFPs) responsible for notifying the World Health Organization (WHO) of potential events that might constitute public health emergencies of international concern (PHEICs), such as outbreaks of novel infectious diseases. Given the critical role of NFPs in the global surveillance and response system supported by the IHR, we sought to assess their experiences in carrying out their functions.
Authors: Corinne Packer, Sam F. Halabi, Helge Hollmeyer, Salima S. Mithani, Lindsay Wilson, Arne Ruckert, Ronald Labonté, David P. Fidler, Lawrence O. Gostin and Kumanan Wilson
Citation: Globalization and Health 2021 17:25
Content type: Research
Published on: 6 March 2021