Throughout 2022, the WHO Hub has shown itself to be a centre of innovation and excellence in public health surveillance and is filling an important niche for public health actors, as demonstrated by active engagement in its projects and external programmes.
International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN) A WHO-led initiative designed to address the needs in localto- global genomic surveillance for timely and appropriate public health actions for pathogens with pandemic potential. The IPSN involves a Technical Connector for networks and laboratories, a Partners Forum for advocacy and resourcing, as well as a Steering Committee. In 2022, the project conceptual approach was finalized, and the project governance established. IPSN also held the first meetings of the community of practice and the country scale-up accelerator, which had active participation from stakeholders.
Visit of Prof Tulio de Oliveira and Dr Sikhulile Moyo, recipients of the German Africa Award 2022 for discovering the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, to the WHO Hub in November 2022
News date: 2023-05-01
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).