In 2005, 194 States Parties (including all 193 Member States of the World Health Organization [WHO]) agreed to the revised International Health Regulations [IHR (2005)], transforming the governance of international public health cooperation. As of 2012, there are 195 States Parties to the IHR (2005), including all 194 of the current Member States of the WHO. States Parties agreed to much more than just transparent and timely reporting -- they committed to developing the core capacities to detect, assess, report, and respond to public health events effectively before they become international public health crises.

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