Office international d'hygiène publique

The Office international d'hygiène publique (OIHP) (English: International Office of Public Hygiene) was an international organization founded 9 December 1907 and based in Paris, France. It was created to oversee international rules regarding the quarantining of ships and ports to prevent the spread of plague and cholera, and to administer other public health conventions.[1]

Office international d'hygiène publique
Symbol used by OIHP, depicting Hygieia of Office international d'hygiène publique
Symbol used by OIHP, depicting Hygieia
StatusInternational organization
• Arrangement of Rome
9 December 1907
• Dissolution
22 July 1946
Succeeded by
World Health Organization

The OIHP was dissolved by protocols signed 22 July 1946 and its epidemiological service was incorporated into the Interim Commission of the World Health Organization on 1 January 1947.


  1. ^ Iriye, Akira (2002). Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520231279.