The International Health Regulations (IHR) are legal instrument that is binding on 194 Member States of WHO. The IHR aims to help the international community prevent and respond to international spread of diseases and contribute to national and international health security.
The IHR require Member States to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events to WHO. The IHR also require Member States to build up core capacities for detection and response the emergency event.
Mongolia endorsed the IHR and committed to build up its core capacities, as required by the IHR. The government of Mongolia appointed the National Centre for Communicable Disease (NCCD) as the National IHR focal point and NCCD is responsible for coordination of IHR implementation in the country. IHR Coordinating Committee and Technical advisory teams were also established.