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WHO International Health Regulations

Published June 15, 2007

The WHO states, "The International Health Regulations (IHR) are an international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO. Their aim is to help the international community prevent and respond to acute public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide." It entered into force on June 15, 2007.

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