WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) seeks experts

The One Health Commission (OHC, https://www.onehealthcommission.org/), the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP, https://onehealthejp.eu/), and other groups are partnering with the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN, https://extranet.who.int/goarn/ ) to help build capacity for the global COVID-19 pandemic response. The GOARN is a collaboration of over 200 institutions and networks that identifies experts willing and able to assist during an outbreak or pandemic in countries where they are needed most.


GOARN is seeking experts with a minimum of 5-yrs experience in relevant disciplines, including:

  • Anthropology

  • Case management

  • Communications and media

  • Data management

  • Epidemiology and surveillance

  • Infection prevention and control

  • Information management

  • Laboratory

  • Operational research

  • Operations manager

  • Outbreak research

  • Risk communications

  • Social mobilization

Assistance can be provided through in-country deployment or remotely, such as assistance with training events, development or review of national guidelines/protocols/SOPs, specific pieces of analyses, communications, etc. If physically deployed, GOARN would support your deployment with flights, in-country living expenses, and medical insurance.


To be considered, please submit all required details including your CV, availability date range, and minimum and maximum duration for deployment here:

GOARN Request for Assistance https://tinyurl.com/rago3om


Experts who do not have access to the GOARN knowledge platform will be prompted to create a restricted user account when accessing the platform for the first time. When completing the online form you must enter under ‘Maximum duration’, “One Health Community” and number of weeks you are available. The GOARN Team will assess your skills against in-country needs and, if a match is identified, you will be contacted.


The One Health Commission The One Health European Joint Programme The WHO GOARN Operational Support Team https://extranet.who.int/goarn/ goarn@who.int This message is shared by the One Health Commission. One Health Commission | Phone: +1.984.500.893| www.onehealthcommission.org

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