Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Public health emergency operations centre network (EOC-NET)

Consultation meeting , 19-20 November 2012, Geneva, Switzerland


Publication details

Number of pages: 37
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HSE/GCR/2013.4



The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Global Capacities, Alert and Response (GCR) organized a consultation meeting on public health EOC collaboration on 19–20 November 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together 38 stakeholders from nine States Parties, seven regional and international organizations, WHO headquarters and all six WHO Regional Offices to share experiences, knowledge, challenges regarding building, maintaining, using, and collaboration of EOCs, and to proposed solutions for improvement. The Public Health Emergency Operations Centres Network (EOC-NET) was launched at the meeting.

This report describes the current situation, main roles and challenges of public health EOCs, priority needs, EOC-NET objectives and next steps related to key working areas identified by participants.