VoICE Immunization Evidence
Global health security and the International Health Regulations
Immunization globally provides a key opportunity to control emerging disease outbreaks and prevent the spread of disease across national borders.
Key Evidence: The latest International Health Regulations (IHR) of the World Health Organization updated in 2005 contained several major changes compared to earlier versions. However, the need to report cases of cholera and yellow fever has remained along with an expansion of the concerned disease list. These diseases continue to be critical threats to national and international health security, making immunization against them a vital disease control approach.