The IHR, adopted by resolution WHA58.3,1 by the 58th World Health Assembly in 2005, provides the legal framework that establishes, inter alia, basic national capacities, including at points of entry, for the management of acute public health events of potential or actual importance at the national and international levels. and related administrative procedures. The International Health Regulations are a legally binding instrument for measures to prevent the international spread of infectious diseases. The objective and scope of the IHR (2005) is to prevent, protect, control and provide a response to public health that is proportionate and limited to the risks to public health, while avoiding unnecessary interference with international transport and trade. – Appointment every 5 years of the Director General, carried out by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus since May 2017.