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What does GOARN stand for?

GOARN stands for Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (United Nations WHO Disease Notification System)

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A three-member team was flying into Manila "in the next day or so" after the government sought help from the 140-nation Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network to fight the outbreak, Adam Craig, an official of the WHO Western Pacific regional office in Manila, told AFP.
Other examples of international public health worker development initiated by WHO and its Communicable Disease Surveillance Response unit for development of training materials in partnership with CDC are the Lyon 2-year training program for laboratory specialists and epidemiologists, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, and various internships.
Beginning in March 2003, after WHO recognized, through its Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), an outbreak of severe respiratory illness with high transmissibility in healthcare settings and international spread through airline travel, WHO issued a series of global alerts, travel advisories, and recommendations for diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention of transmission.