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3.d.1 IHR Capacity

Definition

The International Health Regulation Capacity provides a comprehensive portrait of a country’s capacity and functionality in detecting, notifying and responding to public health emergencies. This score is the average percentage across the following thirteen (13) core capacities at a specific point in time:

  1. National legislation, Policy and Financing
  2. Coordination and National Focal Point Communications
  3. Surveillance
  4. Response
  5. Preparedness
  6. Risk Communication
  7. Human Resources
  8. Laboratory
  9. Points of Entry
  10. Zoonotic Events
  11. Food Safety
  12. Chemical Events
  13. Radio-nuclear Emergencies.

To download the scores for each capacity click here : All IHR Capacity Scores

Data Source(s)

World Health Organisation, Strategic Partnership for International Health Regulations (2005) and Health Security (SPH). Retrieved from “https://extranet.who.int/sph/spar/spar/271” and “https://extranet.who.int/sph/2018-trinidad-and-tobago

 
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3.d.1 IHR Capacity in the Sustainable Development Goals

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3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.