Functions

Functions

  1. a) Remaining accessible at all times for communications with WHO IHR Contact Points

 

  1. b) On behalf of the State Party concerned, sending to WHO IHR Contact Points

urgent communications arising from IHR implementation

 

  1. c) Disseminating information to relevant sectors of the administration of the State

Party concerned, including those responsible for surveillance and reporting, points of entry, public health services, clinics and hospitals and other government departments or sectors

 

  1. d) Consolidating input from relevant sectors of the administration of the State Party concerned, including those responsible for surveillance and reporting, points of entry, public health services, clinics and hospitals and other government departments

 

  1. e) Engaging in collaborative risk assessment with WHO regarding public health events, risks and public health emergencies of international concern

 

  1. f) Liaising with relevant authorities on points of entry

 

  1. g) Coordinating analysis of national public health events and risks

 

  1. h) Coordinating closely with the national emergency response systems

 

  1. i) Providing advice to senior health and other government officials on notifications to WHO

 

  1. j) Providing advice to senior health and other government officials on the implementation of WHO recommendations to prevent international disease spread

 

  1. k) Ensuring the assessment of existing surveillance and response capacity and

identification of improvement/development needs, including training needs at

the national level

 

  1. l) Cooperating with WHO to provide support to intervention programmes that

prevent or respond to epidemics and other public health emergencies

  1. j) Reporting on progress with assessment, planning and establishment of IHR

(2005) capacities

 

  1. k) Coordinating the provision of public messages by WHO and national authorities

 

  1. l) Inter-country or regional coordination and information exchange