Preparation: National Legislation Implementing the IHR(2005)

Protecting against the international spread of diseases requires national governments bound to the IHR(2005) to prepare for an outbreak of communicable disease. The IHR(2005) is a binding instrument of international law aimed at preventing, protecting, controlling, and responding to the international spread of disease.

 This dataset displays national laws that address three preparation strategies:

  • Support for emergency planning first to limit the sanitary, economic and social consequences of an outbreak of communicable disease.
  • Testing the capacities foreseen in plans through regular exercises and continuous workforce training that complements planning measures.
  • Managing shortages in pharmaceutical products — including vaccines — in the event of an outbreak of communicable diseases. The focus is here on national laws that regulate the marketing and importation of pharmaceutical products in peacetime and during an outbreak. It also considers how stockpiles are organized.

This is a cross-sectional dataset displaying laws in effect across four countries (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Switzerland) as of February 1, 2019.

Country Reports

  • English: For the country reports and the translated questions in Georgian, Russian and Serbian, please click the “Summary Report” button.
  • Russian: Для просмотра отчетов по странам и плана исследования с вопросами на грузинском, русском и сербском, нажмите кнопку "Summary Report."
  • French: Pour accéder aux rapports des pays et à la traduction des questions en Géorgien, Russe et en Serbe, veuillez s'il vous plait, cliquer sur le bouton "Summary Report."
  • Serbian: Za izveštaje zemalja i prevedena pitanja na gruzijskom, ruskom i srpskom jeziku, kliknite na dugme "Summary Report.“
  • Georgian: ცალკეული ქვეყნების შესახებ ანგარიშების, ასევე ქართულ, რუსულ და სერბულ ენებზე კითხვარის სანახავად გადადით ღილაკზე "Summary Report.''

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