Looking at the decade 2022-2032, WHO presents a global genomic surveillance strategy for pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential.
The goal is to strengthen and scale surveillance of these pathogens to enable quality, timely and appropriate public health actions across local to global surveillance systems.
WHO’s strategy outlines five objectives with accompanying actions that need implementation plans.
It also highlights considerations to build global genomic surveillance over the next 10 years, as well as monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
The report includes two annexes:
- Strategy development and stakeholder engagement
- Key WHO assets for the strategy.