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WHO to open a global pandemic ‘intelligence’ hub in Germany

May 5, 2021


The World Health Organization has announced plans for a “Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence” in Germany, which it says will help gather data to predict and prevent future pandemics.

The new center for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, surveillance and analytics will be based in Berlin but will involve a global collaboration of countries and partners worldwide.

The hub, due to officially open later this year, is envisaged as a way to create a large network of global data “to predict, prevent, detect prepare for and respond to pandemic and epidemic risks worldwide,” WHO said in a statement Wednesday.

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