The World Health Organization (WHO) is the agency charged with oversight of the IHR, and its leadership and efficient functioning are With the signing of the revised International Health Regulations (IHR) in 2005, the international community agreed to improve the detection and reporting of potential public health emergencies worldwide. The new rules also gave the Director General of the WHO, acting on the advice of an emergency committee of experts, power to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. International Health Regulations (2005): Areas of work for implementation - 1 - Contents 2 Abbreviations and acronyms 5 Executive summary 9 Background 13 Vision and goals 17 Areas of work and expected results 17 Foster global partnerships 19 Strengthen national disease prevention, surveillance, control and response systems 21 Strengthen public health security in travel and transport The International Health Regulations (IHR) are an international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO. With this in mind, here is a collection of relevant research articles from TRSTMH and from International Health that are freely available to read.We will add any new and relevant articles to this collection as they are published. The World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the new International Health Regulations (IHR) on May 23, 2005.1 The new IHR represent the culmination of a decade-long revision process and an historic development for international law and public health. Their aim is to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide. This binding instrument of international law entered into force on 15 June 2007. The International Health Regulations (IHR) are the governing frame-work for global health security yet require textual and operational reforms to remain effective, particularly as parallel initiatives are developed. In response to the exponential increase in international travel and trade, and emergence and reemergence of international disease threats and other health risks, 196 countries across the globe have agreed to implement the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR). The International Health Regulations (IHR) have been the governing framework for global health security for the past decade and are a nearly universally recognized World Health Organization (WHO) treaty, with 196 States Parties. Coronavirus Collection. 2, on 25 May 1951. IHR (2005) better addresses today’s global health security concerns and are a critical part of protecting global health. The new IHR appear at a moment when public health, security, and democracy have become inter- In the wake of the Ebola epidemic, major global commissions have cast doubt on the future effectiveness of the IHR and the leadership of the WHO. RSTMH would like to support all those affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus (2019n-CoV). International Sanitary Regulations; the Regulations were further considered and the final text was adopted by the Fourth World Health Assembly, as WHO Regulations No. Context: The International Health Regulations (IHR) have been the governing framework for global health security for the past decade and are a nearly universally recognized World Health Organization (WHO) treaty, with 196 States Parties. The Health Assembly was given control over the acceptance of reserva The International Health Regulations are binding legal instruments to address cross border public health risks. International Health Regulations • WHO Member States recognized need to collectively respond to public health emergencies of international concern (1994, 1995, 2003) • An Intergovernmental Working Group tasked with the revision of the IHR(1969) in 2004 • WHO Member States adopted the current IHR during the 58th World Health Assembly in 2005 The 1969 IHR originally addressed only cholera, plague, and yellow fever before the 2005 revision broadened the scope to any public health emergency of international concern.