Surveillance of foodborne diseases

WHO/Europe organizes training courses to strengthen European countries’ capacities for the surveillance and control of major foodborne diseases.

Courses are organized mainly through the WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), a capacity-building programme created by WHO and other partners that promotes integrated, laboratory-based surveillance, detection and prevention of foodborne disease, and fosters intersectoral collaboration among human health, veterinary and food-related disciplines in the area of foodborne disease. GFN was formerly known as Global Salmonella Surveillance Network (GSS).