Make Me Smarter on IHR Podcast  |  November 1, 2021

National IHR Focal Points (NFPs) are the designated point of contact between WHO and States Parties concerning urgent communications required under the International Health Regulations (IHR). Given their critical role in the global surveillance and response system supported by the IHR, a study was done in 2019 to assess the experiences and perceptions of NFPs regarding IHR implementation, in order to inform WHO’s efforts to more effectively support them in fulfilling their functions.

In this premiere of the Make me Smarter on IHR podcast, we are joined by two of the primary authors of this study, Dr. Kumanan Wilson, innovation adviser at Bruyere, specialist in general internal medicine and senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital, and Professor Sam Halabi, senior scholar and Director of the Center for Transformational Health Law at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

Listen here.