Emergencies preparedness, response

Containing outbreaks in the field

Through the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, WHO and partners aim to enhance the coordinated delivery of international assistance in support of local efforts; strengthen local infrastructure and capacity to reduce illness, death and prevent disease spread; and to make a difference to those affected by outbreaks by initiating long-term local and national preparedness and capacity building projects.

Since its inception, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network has been the operational framework for Alert and Response Operations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kosovo, India, Madagascar, Pakistan, Republic of the Congo, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Yemen and Zanzibar.