Collaborating centres

Networks of WHO Collaborating Centres

Food Safety - WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network

Building laboratory-based surveillance capacity for foodborne and other enteric infections

In 2000, WHO initiated WHO Global Salm-Surv (GSS), now called Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), to enhance Member States capacities to conduct integrated surveillance for foodborne and other enteric infections from the farm to the table. GFN fosters intersectoral collaboration and communication among microbiologists and epidemiologists in human health, veterinary, and food-related disciplines.

In collaboration with a network of WHO Collaborating Centres and other renowned institutions in the field of food safety and zoonoses, GFN provides training, quality assurance, reference testing and assistance with projects for colleagues in more than 130 countries around the world.