Developing a Tool to Cost Gaps in Implementation of IHR (2005) Core Capacities


The International Health Regulations were revised in 2005 to adapt to increasing diversity of emerging health threats, globalization, changing trends in trade and travel, and the need for collective effort to address the international spread of disease. States Parties to the Regulations have committed to meeting their obligations within a certain timeframe, including achieving the minimum IHR core capacities throughout their territories. By May 2013, over 100 WHO Member States (MS) reported not having met their national IHR core capacity requirements. Many MS need support in making realistic estimates of their activities, plans and associated costs in a standardized way to support planning and advocacy for building capacity to meet IHR (2005) requirements.


To support national decision makers in estimating the costs for closing identified gaps in meeting the national core capacity building requirements of the International Health Regulations (IHR [2005]), including start-up and operating costs.

Original Publication Year: 
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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