This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
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International Health Regulations (IHR) - The IHR provide an overarching legal framework that defines countries’ rights and obligations in handling public health events and emergencies that have the potential to cross borders. They are an instrument of international law that is legally-binding on 196 countries, including the 194 WHO Member States.
Core capacities - The public health capacities required to detect, assess, notify and report events, and respond to public health risks and emergencies of national and international concern. States Parties are required to have these in place throughout their territories pursuant to Articles 5 and 12, and Annex 1A of the IHR (2005) requirements by the year 2012. The core capacities defined in this document are shown under the IHR core capacity dropdown.
IHR core capacities
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
Data are based on self-assessment by the UK.
Scores give the percentage of attributes that have been attained for each core capacity using a standard WHO instrument (questionnaire).
The headline figure for the UK is expressed as an average of all core capacities.
UK data for 2016 and 2017 are available from the World Health Organisation but are not included here as they are not directly comparable with more recent data due to a change in the questionnaire used to collect data.
For 2021 the following changes were made to the core capacities. Legislation and fianancing was split into two new capacities, (i) Policy, legal and normative instruments to implement IHR, and (ii) Financing. Infection prevention and control (IPC) was added as a new capacity.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||04 September 2023|
|Metadata last updated||04 September 2023|