Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Public health logistics

Public health logistics are an essential part of technical assistance during a public health emergency and cover a variety of functions including the maintenance and distribution of stockpiles; handling and managing the transport of infectious substances for laboratory testing; and coordinating operations during outbreaks.

Man unloading supplies from a truck in DRC.
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WHO provides logistics support at the field level in humanitarian crises and during epidemics or pandemics, supporting countries through International Health Regulations (IHR).