International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), 3rd Edition (KA112E) (eBook)

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November 2016

International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), 3rd Edition (KA112E) (eBook)

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This third edition contains the first amendment to the IHR (2005): a revision to Annex 7 adopted by the 67th World Health Assembly in 2014. The amendment provides that the period of protection from vaccination with an approved vaccine against infection with Yellow Fever will be for the life of the person vaccinated rather than a period of ten years as previously required. This amendment entered into force on 11 July 2016.

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Their stated purpose and scope are ‘to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.’ Because the IHR are not limited to specific diseases, but are applicable to health risks, irrespective of their origin or source, they should remain current with developments in the evolution of diseases and the factors affecting their emergence and transmission. The IHR also require States to strengthen core surveillance and response capacities at the primary, intermediate and national level, as well as at designated international ports, airports and ground crossings. They further introduce a series of new health documents, including ship sanitation certificates and an international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis for travellers.

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Foreword

Revision of the International Health Regulations

 

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS (2005)

Part I. Definitions, purpose and scope, principles and responsible authorities

Part II. Information and public health response

Part III. Recommendations

Part IV. Points of entry

Part V. Public health measures

Chapter I. General provisions

Chapter II. Special provisions for conveyances and conveyance operators

Chapter III. Special provisions for travellers

Chapter IV. Special provisions for goods, containers and container loading areas

Part VI. Health documents

Part VII. Charges

Part VIII. General provisions

Part IX. The IHR Roster of Experts, the Emergency Committee and the Review Committee

Chapter I. The IHR Roster of Experts

Chapter II. The Emergency Committee

Chapter III. The Review Committee

Part X. Final provisions

 

ANNEXES

1. A. Core capacity requirements for surveillance and response

B. Core capacity requirements for designated airports, ports and ground crossings

2. Decision instrument for the assessment and notification of events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern

Examples for the application of the decision instrument for the assessment and notification of events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern

3. Model Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate/Ship Sanitation Control Certificate

Attachment to model Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate/Ship Sanitation Control Certificate

4. Technical requirements pertaining to conveyances and conveyance operators

5. Specific measures for vector-borne diseases

6. Vaccination, prophylaxis and related certificates

Model international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis

7. Requirements concerning vaccination or prophylaxis for specific diseases

8. Model of Maritime Declaration of Health

Attachment to model of Maritime Declaration of Health

9. Health Part of the Aircraft General Declaration

 

APPENDICES

1. States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)

2. Reservations and other State Party communications in connection with the International Health Regulations (2005)

Index to the International Health Regulations (2005)

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), 3rd Edition (KA112E) (eBook)
Edition: Third
Number of Pages: 82
Product Code: MM8004EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789241580496, ISBN 10: 9241580496
Published Date: November 2016
Author: IMO (WHO Titles)

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