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IHR Summer School

International Health Regulations Summer School

Short description

The IHR Summer School will be organized annually for five days. The first Summer School took place from 3 - 7 July 2017 with 23 participants from countries of Southeastern Europe. Based on concrete examples from the participating countries, the IHR Summer School addresses various reporting channels and procedures in the areas of surveillance, outbreak management and points of entry (such as ports and airports). Another focus will be the new WHO Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, as well as networking and interaction with other sectors.

By promoting national and regional networks and stimulating knowledge-sharing and transfer, the IHR commitment to assist partner countries in the implementation of the rules is being pursued. Thus, the Summer School serves to improve preparedness for and more effective management of biological, chemical and radio-nuclear health hazards.

Aims of the project

  • Reinforcement of IHR core capacities by interested partner countries with regard to infection epidemiological surveillance
  • Improve alarm and response systems by strengthening the social and institutional levels


Supporting institution

Robert Koch Institute

Partner countries

Changing, focus 2017 Southeastern European countries, 2018 African countries

Partner institutions

Public health institutes and health ministries of the partner countries