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RKI elected as new member of Steering Committee of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network

The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion network of over 200 participating institutions and networks worldwide that respond to acute public health events and deploy personnel and resources to affected countries. GOARN's Steering Com­mit­tee consists of a representative selection of partner institutions of the network. It is responsible for moni­toring the planning, im­ple­men­ta­tion and evaluation of the network's activities.

The Steering Com­mit­tee consists of 21 member institutions. The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion is a permanent member, the other members are elected by the Com­mit­tee for a four-year term. The Com­mit­tee approves and monitors the im­ple­men­ta­tion of GOARN's work plan, approves the mandate and monitors the activities of the technical working groups and the GOARN Sub­com­mit­tees. The Com­mit­tee also represents GOARN at events in the field of public health.

Dr. Andreas Jansen, Head of the Information Centre for Inter­national Health Protection (INIG) at RKI, was elected to the Steering Com­mit­tee on 16 November 2018 and will be the only German member of the SCOM, representing the RKI. The first meeting will take place in Geneva from 13-14 December 2018.

Date: 10.12.2018

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