Handbook for Public Health Capacity-Building at Ground Crossings and Cross-Border Collaboration

Author/s: World Health Organization
Language: English
Publication Type: Booklet/ Handbook(External)

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This handbook follows a comprehensive approach to health system strengthening at borders in order to support International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR) national focal points and other national agencies in developing and implementing evidence-based action plans for IHR capacity development at ground crossings. It aims to introduce principles of strategic risk assessment for prioritizing capacity-building for preparedness and response at ground crossings; highlight issues to consider when selecting ground crossings for designation under the IHR; and support the establishment and maintenance of cross-border collaboration in order to improve coordination and communication at ground crossing settings. 

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