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Indicator 3.d.1: International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness

International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness

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Indicator name International Health Regulations (IHR) capacity and health emergency preparedness
Target name Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.
Global indicator description Percentage of attributes of 13 core capacities that have been attained at a specific point in time. The 13 core capacities are: (1) National legislation, policy and financing; (2) Coordination and National Focal Point communications; (3) Surveillance; (4) Response; (5) Preparedness; (6) Risk communication; (7) Human resources; (8) Laboratory; (9) Points of entry; (10) Zoonotic events; (11) Food safety; (12) Chemical events; (13) Radionuclear emergencies.
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