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7 December 2020Thérèse “TK” Kearns was busy supporting First Nations communities in Australia by analysing COVID-19 testing and case data, when she received an email in July, calling for...
 
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We are a WHO network of over 250 technical institutions and networks globally that respond to acute public health events with the deployment of staff and resources to affected countries. Coordinated by an Operational Support Team based at the WHO headquarters in Geneva and governed by a Steering committee, we aim to deliver rapid and effective support to prevent and control infectious diseases outbreaks and public health emergencies when requested. Find out more.

The Steering Committee (SCOM) of the Global outbreak alert and response network (GOARN) is a representative body of partner institutions that oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Network activities and strategic goals. Read more  
The GOARN Operational support team is based at the World health organization office in Geneva comprising of 8 staff members. The OST sustains the network and coordinates outbreak response missions, network activities and communications for the Network.

Our Partners

Title Country
Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ethiopia
African Coalition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT) United Kingdom
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Uganda
Aix-Marseille University France
American University of Beirut Medical Center Lebanon
Amref Health Africa Kenya
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) United Kingdom
APEC Emerging Infections Network (EINET) United States of America (the)
ARM Network (Australian Response MAE Network) Australia
Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) United States of America (the)
Supporting

Alert and response

GOARN engages staff and resources from partner institutions to support countries in the control of disease outbreaks or public health emergencies.

Collaborating

Networks and institutions

GOARN fosters regional and global networks of institutions to deliver a comprehensive response to public health emergencies when needed.

Advancing

Training and standard setting

With over 16 years of experience in international outbreak response, GOARN delivers state of the art training for field response and standards for collaborative public health alert and response network.

Media
The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the Comirnaty, COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use, making the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency...
In his end of year message for 2020, WHO Director-General says there is light at the end of the tunnel in the fight against COVID-19. But going into 2021, he urges countries...
Since the global youth movement, 1+1 youth Initiative was launched on World TB Day 2019, followed by the  adoption of the Youth Declaration to End TB at the first-ever Global...
The Behavioural Insights Unit of the WHO released a meeting report of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on the special session on acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines...
Global partners that are committed to ending paediatric AIDS have come together to call on countries to rapidly scale up access to optimal, child-friendly HIV treatment for...
To mark the end of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we are honored to unveil the 2020 List of 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives. This partnership of the World...

Non-commercial entities and institutions with an ability to support outbreak control and public health emergencies are welcome to the network. If you are interested in joining GOARN, please email us at goarn@who.int for additional details

Address

Global outbreak alert and response network (GOARN) WHE/EMO, Office E225,
Avenue Appia 20,
1211 Geneva 27,
Switzerland.

Phone & Fax

+ 41 22 791 21 11
+ 41 22 791 31 11

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