Identification

Name

Global Alert and Response System for Epidemics

Short name

GAR

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Red Cross
(2) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
(3) United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
(4) World Health Organization (WHO)
Update frequency

Real-time

Created

2012-10-12 17:10:40+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 18:48:02.894926+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

GAR is an integrated global alert and response system for epidemics and other public health emergencies based on strong national public health systems and capacity and an effective international system for coordinated response. The GAR feeds into The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Situational awareness
Year start

2000

URL http://www.who.int/csr/en/
URL (alternate) http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/en/index.html
Related system
(1) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Established Databases
(2) Laboratory Records
(3) Official Reports
(4) Personal Communication