Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)

Strategic Plan 2011-2015

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The Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN) is a capacity-building program that promotes integrated, laboratory based surveillance and intersectoral collaboration among human health, veterinary and food-related disciplines.

Since its inception in 2001, GFN operations were guided by five-year strategic plans (2001- 2005, 2005-2010). The third five-year strategic plan was discussed and developed during the Strategic Planning Meeting in Lyngby, Denmark, from 27-28 August 2010.

The focus of the discussions around the new strategic plan was on ensuring that the future needs for capacity building in this field will be addressed, forming strategic partnerships and avoiding duplication of efforts.

To gain insight in the needs and current training offers available, GFN organized its first stakeholder meeting one day prior to the strategic planning meeting. The outcome of the stakeholder meeting provided valuable input for the discussions during the strategic planning meeting.