Public-health threat as the emergency situation

Sjeničić, Marta and Miljuš, Dragan (2014) Public-health threat as the emergency situation. In: Archibald Reiss Days : International Scientific Conference, Belgrade, 3-4 March 2014 : Thematic Conference Proceedings of International Significance. Vol. 2. Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies : German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ), Belgrade ; Bonn, pp. 323-332. ISBN 978-7020-279-5

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Public-health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) is defined by International Health Regulations (IHR) as an extraordinary event to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response. Through IHR, World Health Organization supports the Member States in the common work aimed to save the lives from internationally spread diseases and other health risks. Member States have their own legal acts which regulate the way of reporting in emergency situations which constitute the public health threat for the country. IHR, however, establish the rules for the global alarming system and response to PHEIC. Through IHR, WHO plans to develop and sustain effective international system of assessment of global context of public-health risks and which would be prepared for the fast reaction to the unexpected events and public health threats. In this way, WHO also provides the support to the Member States in capacity building for active surveillance over the diseases and public-health events. For the purpose of IHR implementation, it is necessary to develop the minimum of national capacities, as well as to define, equip and enable the points of entry into the country: airports, ports and land crossings.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: public-health emergency, international concern, International Health Regulation, international response, World Health Organisation.
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 15:11
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 15:11

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