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.
- Afghanistan: Rapid detection and investigation of an unknown disease in a remote area
- Bangladesh: Unknown disease across national borders
- Burkina Faso: The emergence of W135 serogroup in 2002
- Côte d'Ivoire: First urban yellow fever epidemic in over a decade
- Ethiopia: A serious outbreak in the African meningitis belt
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon and the Republic of the Congo
- Influenza outbreak in Madagascar
- Leishmaniasis in Pakistan: rapid response
- Saudi Arabia and Yemen: First cases of Rift Valley fever reported outside Africa, 2000
- Uganda: The largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded brought under control quickly and effectively