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  • CALL FOR PROPOSAL – 2022-2023 INFLUENZA SEASON

    May 11th, 2022

    Launch of the GIHSN Call for Proposal for the 2022-23 Influenza season.
    You are a non-profit institution with experience in hospital-based surveillance for influenza and other respiratory viruses? You are interested in contributing data to improve overall understanding of influenza epidemiology and other respiratory viruses?
    Apply on line before June 29th, 2022, and join the GIHSN community!

    Read the call and apply

    May 11th, 2022

    Launch of the GIHSN Call for Proposal for the 2022-23 Influenza season.
    You are a non-profit institution with experience in hospital-based surveillance for influenza and other respiratory viruses? You are interested in contributing data to improve overall understanding of influenza epidemiology and other respiratory viruses?
    Apply on line before June 29th, 2022, and join the GIHSN community!

    Read the call and apply


  • 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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  • A report by the Milken Institute to which the GIHSN contributed

    Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Milken Institute brought together global health leaders, to build a vision for a coordinated global early warning system to address a key gap in current global disease surveillance efforts. The GIHSN is very pleased to have contributed.

    The vision calls for the mobilization of a coordinated network of multisector and multilateral stakeholders to collect data, share insights, and respond to signals of early disease outbreaks.

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    Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Milken Institute brought together global health leaders, to build a vision for a coordinated global early warning system to address a key gap in current global disease surveillance efforts. The GIHSN is very pleased to have contributed.

    Read more


  • 9TH ANNUAL MEETING, 2020-2021 SEASON
    25-26 October 2021

    More than 70 persons participated in the GIHSN 9th Global Annual Meeting (webinar) 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, GISAID, the Global Virus Network.

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    9TH ANNUAL MEETING, 2020-2021 SEASON
    25-26 October 2021

    More than 70 persons participated in the GIHSN 9th Global Annual Meeting (webinar) 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...

    Read more


  • 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...

    Read more


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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.

Map of GIHSN

20 participating SITES (NH & SH)
in the 2021-2022 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

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