Leveraging the Laboratory Response Network: A Step Toward Implementing IHR (2005)

Tyler Wolford, Christopher Chadwick, Chris Mangal
2015 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
The International Health Regulations (2005) outlines eight core capacities that focus on maintaining and strengthening the ability to prevent, detect, respond and report public health threats globally. As of May 2013, 100 of the 195 State Parties that agreed to implement the regulations have failed to meet all of the core capacities. The Laboratory Response Network (LRN), an infrastructure of public health laboratories capable of responding to biological, chemical, radiological, and other
more » ... ng public health threats, fulfills five out of eight core capacities and could serve as a model for successful implementation of IHR (2005).
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5843 fatcat:dh6qd3lxfjc7xkvny7krz4ralq