Published time: 18 March 2020
Authors: Nirmal Kandel, Stella Chungong, Abbas Omaar, Jun Xing
Public health measures to prevent, detect, and respond to events are essential to control public health risks, including infectious disease outbreaks, as highlighted in the International Health Regulations (IHR). In light of the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we aimed to review existing health security capacities against public health risks and events.
Health security capacities in the context of COVID19 outbreak an analysis of International Health Regulations annual report data from 182 countries