International Pathogen Surveillance Network
- The World Health Organization launched this global network.
- It aims to help swiftly detect the threat from infectious diseases, like COVID-19, and share the information to prevent their spread.
- The International Pathogen Surveillance Network (IPSN) will provide a platform for connecting countries and regions, improving systems for collecting and analysing samples, the agency said.
- The network will rely on pathogen genomics to analyse the genetic code of viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing organisms.