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Health capacity in implementing international regulations evaluated

Deliberations from a five day meeting evaluating the Ministry of Health’s implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) will be presented to the Minister for Health, Mr Jean Paul Adam, on Friday 9th March 2018 at 1pm during the closing ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in Beau Vallon.

The meeting officially opened on Monday 5th March 2018 with addresses from Minister Adam and the WHO Liaison Officer Dr Teniin Gakuruh who made strong references to the IHR’s role in the preparedness and response of the Ministry of Health and it’s partners against the plague outbreak in Madagascar in 2017.

Over the five days members of the preparedness and response team will be presenting their accomplishments and challenges to 8 international consultants, who will assist in identifying priority recommendations to improve. The consultants will also collate a report with scoring for Seychelles.

The IHR was adopted for the first time by the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly in May 2005. The IHR aims to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease.