The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a technical partnership established in 2000 by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key mechanism to engage the resources of technical agencies for rapid identification, confirmation and response to major international public health emergencies. In order to build a predictable and interoperable multi-disciplinary outbreak response capacity that is well prepared to international standards, GOARN had developed a multi-faceted and multi-layered training package for Network partners.
The courses available on this site correspond to Tier 1 of the GOARN Training Programme, and have been designed according to the competencies and subsequent behavioural indicators of the GOARN Competency Model for GOARN partners deployed as team members in an outbreak response. GOARN partners are encouraged to undertake these courses to develop and test the necessary skills, attributes and behaviours to effectively support and respond to national and international outbreaks and public health emergencies. Kindly note that successful completion of the courses listed as mandatory is an obligatory requirement for all representatives of GOARN Partners volunteering for deployment.