World Health Organization Collaborating Center Global Foodborne Infection Network

Project Details

Description

The Global Foodborne Infections Network (formerly Global Salm-Surv (GSS)) is a global network of laboratories and individuals involved in surveillance, isolation, identification and antimicrobial resistance testing of various foodborne pathogens. It is part of endeavours of WHO to strengthen the capacities of its Member States in the surveillance and control of major foodborne diseases and to contribute to the global effort of containment of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens.



The objective of the network is to strengthen and enhance the capacities of national and regional laboratories in the surveillance of major foodborne pathogens, e.g. the work with antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, food and animals.



The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark conducts:



External Quality Assurance System (EQAS) on serotyping and susceptibility testing of Salmonella and Shigella as well as identification and MIC determination of Campylobacter and an unknown foodborne pathogen

Training courses in isolation, identification, serotyping, PFGE and susceptibility testing of major foodborne pathogens.

Individual training

Reference testing of problem strains

Participation in various research projects with member countries.
AcronymGFN
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/2000 → …

Activities

  • 3 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 1 Participating in or organising a conference

2nd Meeting of the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS) Collaborating Platform,

Rene S. Hendriksen (Participant)

15 Dec 201616 Dec 2016

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.

WHO Global Workshop on Strengthening Integrated Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance through the Whole Genome Sequencing

Rene S. Hendriksen (Organizer)

4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising a conference

WHO Informal WGS Training Course Meeting 2016

Rene S. Hendriksen (Participant)

5 Sep 20166 Sep 2016

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.