Global Alert and Response (GAR)

A framework for global outbreak alert and response

2001

WHO/CDS/CSR/2000/2

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A framework for Global Outbreak Alert and Response

1. Background

2. Current Situation

3. Action by the international community to contain outbreaks

4. Gaps, constraints, and challenges in global alert and response

5. Solutions

6. Objectives of a global outbreak alert and response network

7. Underlying principles of the network

8. Functions of the network
    8.1 Outbreak alert
    8.2 Coordination of outbreak response
    8.3 Support for activities within response function
    8.4 Preparedness (national and international)

9. Structure of the network
   9.1. Network Operational Support Team
   9.2  Network partners

10. Network development, oversight and evaluation

11. Funding the network

12. Activities leading to a functional network
  Annex 1: Activity matrix  

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