Prevention: National Legislation Implementing the IHR(2005)

Preventing the international spread of diseases is the first objective of the IHR(2005), a binding instrument of international law aimed at preventing, protecting, controlling, and responding to the international spread of disease.

The data displayed here focus on two aspects of national prevention strategies. First, is to reduce the likelihood of a communicable disease outbreak by optimizing routine immunization coverage in humans both before an outbreak occurs, and during outbreaks of communicable diseases.

The second strategy is to strengthen multi-sectoral management of zoonotic events and the human-animal interface. Some communicable diseases infect animals before possibly mutating to become contagious diseases that may infect humans. The IHR(2005) therefore includes legal requirements for the prevention, surveillance and control of animal diseases across sectors.

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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