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Geneva, 15 February 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be...
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If you have had COVID-19, should you still get vaccinated ? Why are we not vaccinating children under 16? WHO’s Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains these and other vaccine related...
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Brazzaville/Conakry – Health authorities in Guinea today declared an outbreak of Ebola in the rural community of Gouéké in N’Zerekore prefecture after three Ebola cases...
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About Us

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
WHO WHE Operations Support and Logistics Switzerland
World Health Organization Staff Health & Wellbeing Services (SHW) Switzerland
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) France
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
Following the first global infodemiology conference held in July 2020, WHO and partners coordinated a joint call for papers  with 5 academic journals representing different ...
New programme makes compensation available to eligible individuals in 92 low- and middle-income countries without need to resort to law courts This is the first and only...
We extend our condolences to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers on the recent passing of a senior Tanzanian leader as well as the government’s Chief Secretary. In late...
The ACT Accelerator partnership welcomes over US$ 4.3 billion of new investments from the USA, Germany, the European Commission, Japan, and Canada to fund the development and...
At the halfway point in the World Health Organization and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ 100-day challenge, a movement of people and organizations is now...
The twenty-seventh meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the...

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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