Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases

Emerging and re-emerging epidemic diseases pose an on-going threat to global health security.
The WHO's Twelfth General Programme of Work sets the reduction of "mortality, morbidity and societal disruption resulting from epidemics... through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities" as one its five strategic imperatives.

Contact information

Department of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland