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

IHR (2005): a multi-hazard dimension

Illustration about fire emergency in Moscow, Russia 2014.
WHO/S. Volkov

WHO helps countries to prepare for and respond to a wide range of public health events through its programs on infectious diseases, food safety, environmental, chemical and radio-nuclear safety.

Through these programs WHO facilitates collaboration with partners in various sectors and builds on each country’s existing initiatives, to strengthen core capacities and help countries to meet their IHR commitments.