WHO Launches Network to Detect, Prevent Infectious Disease Threats

WHO Launches Network to Detect, Prevent Infectious Disease Threats

With the goal of reaching every corner of the earth to detect infectious diseases as they appear, the World Health Organization is partnering with key countries in all continents and private entities such as the Wellcome Trust and the Rockefeller Foundation to form a new global organization to monitor, identify and track diseases.

“The International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN) will provide a platform to connect countries and regions, improving systems for collecting and analyzing samples, using these data to drive public health decision-making, and sharing that information more broadly,” the WHO said in a news release.                                                                                                                                                                           

“The IPSN, with a Secretariat hosted by the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, brings together experts worldwide at the cutting-edge of genomics and data analytics, from governments, philanthropic foundations, multilateral organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector. All share a common goal: to detect and respond to disease threats before they become epidemics and pandemics, and to optimize routine disease surveillance.”



World Health Organization May 20, 2023

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Publish Date: 2023-05-26 07:35:47