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Global health security and the international health regulations

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dc.contributor.author Andrus, Jon
dc.contributor.author Aguilera, Ximena
dc.contributor.author Oliva, Otavio
dc.contributor.author Aldighieri, Sylvain
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-12T15:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-12T15:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation BMC Public Health, Diciembre 2010, vol.10, suppl. 1, p. S2 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/34
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-S1-S2
dc.description Centro de Epidemiología y Políticas de Salud
dc.description.abstract Global nuclear proliferation, bioterrorism, and emerging infections have challenged national capacities to achieve and maintain global security. Over the last century, emerging infectious disease threats resulted in the development of the preliminary versions of the International Health Regulations (IHR) of the World Health Organization (WHO). The current IHR(2005) contain major diff erences compared to earlier versions, including: substantial shifts from containment at the border to containment at the source of the event; shifts from a rather small disease list (smallpox, plague, cholera, and yellow fever) required to be reported, to all public health threats; and shifts from preset measures to tailored responses with more fl exibility to deal with the local situations on the ground. The new IHR(2005) call for accountability. They also call for strengthened national capacity for surveillance and control; prevention, alert, and response to international public health emergencies beyond the traditional short list of required reporting; global partnership and collaboration; and human rights, obligations, accountability, and procedures of monitoring. Under these evolved regulations, as well as other measures, such as the Revolving Fund for vaccine procurement of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), global health security could be maintained in the response to urban yellow fever in Paraguay in 2008 and the infl uenza (H1N1) pandemic of 2009-2010. es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher Biomed Central es_CL
dc.subject International health regulations es_CL
dc.subject World Health Organization es_CL
dc.subject Global health security es_CL
dc.subject Public health es_CL
dc.subject Organización Mundial de la Salud es_CL
dc.subject Salud pública es_CL
dc.title Global health security and the international health regulations es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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