WHO to accelerate national and global health security

The most vulnerable countries are those with the least developed health systems


Dr David Nabarro, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola (Photo Courtesy: www.dailystormer.com)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought together 200 high-level experts from governments, development agencies, civil society and international organizations to make the world a safer place.

The conference called "Building Health Security Beyond Ebola" is held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 13 to 15 July.

Experts at the meeting will focus on how to make countries and communities stronger by accelerating development of health systems and capacities identified by the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) to prevent, detect and respond to a public health emergency of international concern.

All WHO Member States have accepted the IHR as the internationally agreed foundation to build global health security.

Dr David Nabarro, Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Ebola, who helped open the conference emphasized the importance of stopping outbreaks before they become catastrophic.


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