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  • Call for Research Projects leveraging on the GIHSN Platform

    July, 2021

    Launch of a Call for Research Projects to allow GIHSN site investigators and not-for-profit institutions to collaborate on analytical proposals and publications.

    Know more about the call and apply

    July, 2021

    Launch of a Call for Research Projects to allow GIHSN site investigators and not-for-profit institutions to collaborate on analytical proposals and publications.

    Know more about the call and apply


  • GIHSN in SCIENCE: Uncertain effects of the pandemic on respiratory viruses

    SARS-CoV-2 and the associated non-pharmaceutical interventions severely disrupted the circulation of respiratory viruses. It could mean a future shift in the epidemiology of respiratory diseases, the potential for new epidemic threats, or larger outbreaks than previously observed.

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    GIHSN in SCIENCE: Uncertain effects of the pandemic on respiratory viruses

    SARS-CoV-2 and the associated non-pharmaceutical interventions severely disrupted the circulation of respiratory viruses. It could mean a future shift in the epidemiology of respiratory diseases, the potential for new epidemic threats, or larger outbreaks than previously observed...

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  • THE GIHSN

    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 respiratory viruses surveillance capacity building and response.

    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 respiratory viruses surveillance capacity building and response.

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  • 8TH ANNUAL MEETING, 2019-2020 SEASON
    19-20 October 2020

    More than 90 persons participated in the GIHSN 8th Global Annual Meeting to discuss flu surveillance and the impact of Covid-19. With site investigators from 23 countries in Northern & Southern hemisphere, influenza experts and external stakeholders, including representatives from World Health Organization, the US CDC, GISAID.

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    8TH ANNUAL MEETING, 2019-2020 SEASON
    19-20 October 2020

    More than 90 persons participated in the GIHSN 8th Global Annual Meeting to discuss flu surveillance and the impact of Covid-19. With site investigators from 23 countries in Northern & Southern hemisphere, influenza experts and external stakeholders, including representatives from World Health Organization, the US CDC, GISAID.

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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 approximately 100 hospitals across 20 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 approximately 100 hospitals across 20 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

The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) is a network of 100+ hospitals in 25+ countries performing active surveillance following the same core protocole.

More than 4,000 documented cases of hospitalizations from severe influenza have been generated in the recent season (>1,000 RSV cases).

Close to 1,000 virus sequence results have been uploaded on GISAID last year.

The GIHSN is supported by a dedicated fund under the Fondation de France umbrella : the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology, which provides catalytic funding complementary to national funding.

Not-for-profit institutions with proposals aligned with the GIHSN mission are eligible to apply for partial funding through an annual call for proposals.

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18 participating SITES (NH & SH)
in the 2020-2021 season

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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

Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network

Improve respiratory viruses surveillance capacity building and response

Contact

If you are interested in the network,
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