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20th Anniversary of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) congratulates GOARN on its 20th anniversary. We are proud to be the head of the WHO Collaboration Centre for GOARN and a longtime partner of GOARN on international outbreak response and training. In the past 20 years, GOARN has become an essential actor in managing public health emergencies, utilizing the strength of over 240 technical institutions and networks to controlling outbreaks all over the world. Since 2000 GOARN has responded to a vast number of outbreaks. The Network deployed more than 2,900 experts, including doctors, nurses, logisticians, epidemiologists, and social mobilisers to more than 90 countries. Many of our colleagues at RKI have been deployed with GOARN, joining the efforts in combating outbreaks and supporting countries affected by a health emergency.

Date: 28.04.2020