WHO/Europe helps countries in the WHO European Region to prepare for and respond to health emergencies by offering technical guidance, support and coordinating in the field. WHO/Europe also implements the International Health Regulations (IHR) which provides a unique global framework for health security, involving 196 countries worldwide and including all WHO Member States. Under the IHR, countries commit to reporting public health emergencies of international concern and in strengthening their national surveillance, preparedness, and response systems.

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WHO delivers health care to displaced people in north-west Syria

To meet the needs of recently displaced people in north-west Syria, WHO and partners have deployed 8 mobile clinics and 5 surgical units since the beginning of May 2019. Mobile units are often the only source of health care for people who have been cut off from access to regular health services as a result of the ongoing conflict in the area.

Measles in the European Region

Situation report, July 2019

Voices of the Region

Ana Kasradze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Georgia, speaks of how the IHR support her daily work, and explains that they have strengthened Georgia’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health threats

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