- The International Health Regulations (IHR) are the governing framework for global health security yet require textual and operational reforms to remain effective, particularly as parallel initiatives are developed.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) is the agency charged with oversight of the IHR, and its leadership and efficient functioning are prerequisites for the effective implementation of the IHR.
- We reviewed the historical origins of the IHR and their performance over the past 10 years and analyzed all of the ongoing reform panel efforts to provide a series of politically feasible recommendations for fundamental reform.
- This article offers proposals for fundamental reform—with politically feasible pathways—of the IHR, their operations and implementation, WHO oversight, and State Party conformance.
94 Milbank Quarterly 264-313 (2016)
Scholarly Commons Citation
Gostin, Lawrence O. and Katz, Rebecca, "The International Health Regulations: The Governing Framework for Global Health Security" (2016). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1770.