Japan, Singapore to conduct JEE

Japan and Singapore are the first two countries in the Western Pacific Region in 2018 to conduct a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) of their core capacities under the International Health Regulations (2005) or IHR (2005).

IHR (2005) is a global legal framework outlining the capacities that countries require to protect their citizens, and the citizens of neighbouring countries, during outbreaks and public health emergencies, a WHO Western Pacific Region report on Thursday said.

In March (Japan) and April (Singapore), specialists in areas including disease surveillance, outbreak response and emergency preparedness worked with government officials, experts and partners of the host government to take stock of the progress made and to identify areas for further improvement.

“I commend Japan and Singapore on volunteering for Joint External Evaluations and for their strong and long-lasting commitment to health security,” said Dr Li Ailan, Regional Emergency Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme in the Western Pacific.

”Someday soon we will be challenged with another pandemic threat,” continued Dr Li. “Such threats are inevitable, but wide-scale disaster is preventable. Even developed countries like Japan and Singapore continue to make further investments in health emergency preparedness.”

Completing a JEE catalyses further progress towards a safer, more secure Western Pacific Region where people are protected from outbreaks and other health threats. However, it is just one step in the process.

The broader approach to regional health security is guided by the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III). This strategic framework helps countries to improve their health emergency preparedness and meet their obligations under IHR (2005).

Other countries that have conducted a JEE in the Western Pacific Region are Australia, Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and Viet Nam.

Previous Article
Next Article

Leave a Reply

  • The Ambiguous “God” – Shishir Kumar Ahambrahmasmi – and yet God is a Puzzle! Though religion has been the boundaries of the lifestyle we follow, the epicenter remains God, which means a defined law around the undefined. My quest today is who, when, what, where, why and how is God. The Hindu ancient text, considered as the oldest, the nearest to ...
  • Understanding “Aghora” -Shishir Kumar He did not have those human skulls around him; neither did I find a pinch of funeral ash on his body nor was he covered with exotic rudraksh beads. Clad in a just black dhoti, he sat surrounded by some 50 followers who seemed in a different zone of ecstasy. He had come down ...
  • Vice President congratulates to the nation on Mahavir Jayanti New Delhi : The Vice President of India, M.Hamid Ansari has congratulates the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti.  While praising Lord Mahavir’s non-violence and compassion policy, Vice President said that Bhagwan Mahavir showed an enlightened path for harmony and progress of humanity. In his congratulatory message, the M,Hamid Ansari said, ...
  • PM congratulates Mahavir Jayanti New Delhi :  On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has congratulates the people of our country. In his congratulatory message, PM Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. The PM said that we should learn from the messages given by Lord Mahavira. Only then, ...
  • Beijing’s bid to name my successor to undermine the Tibetans’ cause is nonsense :Dalai Lama GUWAHATI :The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today criticised China for making a bid to name his successor. “Beijing’s bid to name my successor to undermine the Tibetans’ cause is nonsense,” he said while talking to reporters here. Dalai Lama said,“As early as 1969, I had said the Tibetan people would decide if the institution of ...


Most Viewed Posts