Ionizing radiation

REMPAN Collaborating Centres and Liaison Institutions

The 15th Coordination Meeting of WHO REMPAN – 3-5 July 2017, Geneva.
The 15th Coordination Meeting of WHO REMPAN – 3-5 July 2017, Geneva.

The WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN) was established in 1987 in order to fulfil WHO's mandate under the two international conventions on Early Notification and Assistance (IAEA, 1987).

The key purpose of the network is to support WHO’s work in assisting member states in building relevant national capacities for emergency medical and public health assistance to people over-exposed to radiation, as required by the International Health Regulations (2005). REMPAN’s scope also includes research and development of medical countermeasures against radiological and nuclear emergencies.

REMPAN members

Since its inception, REMPAN expanded from four to more than forty members worldwide – medical and research institutions specializing in radiation emergency medicine and other fields of public health related to the entire cycle of management of radiation emergencies (prevention, planning, response, long-term follow-up).

REMPAN activities

The network provides a platform for sharing experience, information, and best practices among the professional community and enables access to technical expertise for countries where such resource is still lacking.

Contact us

The network Secretariat is with the Radiation Program, Department of Public Health at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. If you represent a relevant national agency/institution and would like to join REMPAN, please e-mail: