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  • CALL FOR PROPOSAL 2020-2021 INFLUENZA SEASON

    June 8th, 2020

    Launch of a Call for proposal 2020-2021 Influenza Season. Linking clinical to virological and genetic data in existing influenza surveillance networks.
    Submission deadline has been extended to July 25th.

    Read the call and apply

    June 8th, 2020

    Launch of a Call for proposal 2020-2021 Influenza Season. Linking clinical to virological and genetic data in existing influenza surveillance networks.
    Submission deadline has been extended to July 25th.

    Read the call and apply


  • GIHSN: An operational platform for data generation, data sharing and capacity building

    The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) is a platform able to generate strong epidemiological and medical evidence on influenza severity and to support vaccine strain selection through timely sharing of clinical and laboratory data. GIHSN can inform policy decisions and serve as a network for improved influenza related capacity building and response.

    GIHSN: An operational platform for data generation, data sharing and capacity buildin

    The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) is a platform able to generate strong epidemiological and medical evidence on influenza severity and to support vaccine strain selection through timely sharing of clinical and laboratory data. GIHSN can inform policy decisions and serve as a network for improved influenza related capacity building and response.


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    The GIHSN, supported by the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology, can be a strong platform for severe COVID-19 surveillance and research. GIHSN systematically collects epidemiological data (e.g. clinical characteristics, outcome, etc.) on patients hospitalized with acute respiratory illness. Respiratory specimens are collected on each patient; swabs are stored and most laboratories have capacity to do further analysis. More than 10,000 samples are collected every year in 100 hospitals across 23 sites worldwide. If you are interested to partner with the GIHSN as part of a research project or grant submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    The GIHSN, supported by the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology, can be a strong platform for severe COVID-19 surveillance and research. GIHSN systematically collects epidemiological data (e.g. clinical characteristics, outcome, etc.) on patients hospitalized with acute respiratory illness. Respiratory specimens are collected on each patient; swabs are stored and most laboratories have capacity to do further analysis. More than 10,000 samples are collected every year in 100 hospitals across 23 sites worldwide. If you are interested to partner with the GIHSN as part of a research project or grant submission, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • 7TH ANNUAL MEETING, 2018-2019 SEASON

    55 participants from 27 countries attended the 7th Annual Meeting of the GIHSN in Paris, including influenza experts and health representatives from WHO, the US-CDC, the Chinese CDC, IHME, GISAID… The meeting has been hosted by the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology under the coordination of OpenHealth.

    55 participants from 27 countries attended the 7th Annual Meeting of the GIHSN in Paris, including influenza experts and health representatives from WHO, the US-CDC, the Chinese CDC, IHME, GISAID…


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THE GIHSN

The Global Influenza Hospital-based Surveillance Network (GIHSN) is a worldwide platform to generate timely and high-quality epidemiological data and virologic al information on severe influenza.

The GIHSN has three main objectives:

  • Characterize the profile of patients with severe influenza disease;
  • Quantify the distribution of the different influenza viruses (A/H1N1, A/H3N2, B/Yamagata, and B/Victoria) among these severe cases; and
  • Link influenza virus Whole Genome Sequence (WGS) and clinical data to better support vaccine strain selection.

Hospitals from this network use an active standardized surveillance protocol. Data from the participating GIHSN sites are then shared and used to prepare a combined network analysis, published in peer-reviewed journal and/or presented to international conferences.

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of the GIHSN

Since 2015 the GIHSN is supported by the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology (dedicated funding under the aegis of the Fondation de France). Not-for-profit institutions with proposals aligned with the GIHSN mission are eligible to apply for partial funding through an annual call for proposals.

GIHSN Interviews

Dr Elena Bursteva, GIHSN Investigator, Russia (Moscow)

Dr Elena Bursteva
GIHSN Investigator, Russia (Moscow)

Dr Maria de Lourdes Guerrero, GIHSN Investigator, Mexico

Dr Maria de Lourdes Guerrero
GIHSN Investigator, Mexico

Dr Parvaiz Koul, GIHSN Investigator, India

Dr Parvaiz Koul
GIHSN Investigator, India

Pr Bruno Lina, Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Pr Bruno Lina
Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Pr Harish Nair, Partner in the BIRD project of Burden of Influenza and RSV Disease

Pr Harish Nair
Partner in the BIRD project of Burden of Influenza and RSV Disease

Dr Marta Nunes, Investigator GIHSN, South Africa

Dr Marta Nunes
Investigator GIHSN, South Africa

Dr Justin Ortiz, Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Dr Justin Ortiz
Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Dr Nancy Otieno, GIHSN Investigator, Kenya

Dr Nancy Otieno
GIHSN Investigator, Kenya

Dr John Paget, Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Dr John Paget
Member of the Independent Scientific Committee of the GIHSN

Dr Tao Zhang, GIHSN Investigator, China

Dr Tao Zhang
GIHSN Investigator, China

Map of GIHSN

2019/2020: 23 sites in 20 countries

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Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network

An international Platform to generate Epidemiological evidence about the burden of severe influenza and the impact of vaccination

Contact

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