21 August 2012

Highlight ISDS Workshop: Assessment tools to meet the core capacities of the surveillance goal of the 2005 International Health Regulations

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Resolution WHA65.23, developed at the World Health Assembly in May 2012, recognizes the importance of having tools and procedures available for the continuous monitoring of core capacities specified in the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHRs). The resolution urges state parties, “… to take the necessary steps to prepare and carry out appropriate national implementation plans in order to ensure the required strengthening, development and maintenance of the core public health capacities...”


In order to directly address the needs discussed at the World Health Assembly, ISDS, with support from WHO, is developing a one-day, hands-on training designed to help nations meet the core capacities of the surveillance goal of the 2005 IHRs. The training will feature an overview of the IHRs (2005) by Dr. Stella Chungong, lead of the IHR Monitoring Team at the World Health Organization. This overview will be followed by an introduction to concepts and tools to assess current performance and gaps in performance by Dr. Scott McNabb, Public Health Practice, LLC. Participants will also have an opportunity to implement these tools on indicators specific to their country (or on sample indicators).

The final session of the Pre-Conference Workshop is called the ‘Swap Meet’ – an interactive session during which participants may walk around to tables and informally discuss topics and systems with system developers, users, and content experts.

Reserve your space and register now.

Find information on other Pre-Conference Workshop Track options here.

This Pre-Conference Workshop Track is being sponsored in part by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

ISDS's Global Outreach Committee hosted an International Health Regulations Webinar Series featuring both Dr. Chungong and Dr. McNabb. View the recordings here.

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