Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC)

The WHO Strategic Health Operations Centre (SHOC) monitors global public health events around the clock, and facilitates international collaboration during public health emergencies and daily operations.

WHO headquarter SHOC room
JW Lee Centre for Strategic Health Operations
WHO/C. Black

SHOC also supports WHO regions and countries by providing technical support and guidance in setting up their emergency operations centers. This helps countries meet their IHR commitment to continuous surveillance and rapid detection of unusual health events, and to communicate this information to WHO.

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