About Us

Health emergencies such as infectious diseases outbreaks are a global concern. They cause human suffering, limit economies, and put strain on public health resources. We want to help address these issues by establishing collaborative partnerships around the globe and learning from the best practices, to raise awareness and improve the overall understanding. We also want to support the development of innovative new technologies, to further improve the current knowledge on infectious diseases and how health emergencies can be approached on a global scale.

Mission

The World Infectious Disease Monitoring Organization (WoIDMo) is an NGO, established in 2020, that brings together a network of individuals from around the world, including experts from diverse fields in health and science. Our mission is to raise awareness to the importance of monitoring infectious diseases globally and how they affect us. One of our primary objectives is to provide an early warning system for emerging diseases and tracking essential medicines shortages, especially where resource-limited countries are involved. We also support the development of better diagnostics and enable a fast delivery where needed.

To further our understanding of infectious diseases and how to deal with them, we aim to support research on projects relevant to our goals. [Read more about our programs]

Our Core Values

Open, participative
Transparent, accountable, inclusive and equitable
Culture of mutual respect
Self-organized, distributed and collaborative
Building on existing structures and relationships

Governance

For its governance and decision-making processes, the WoIDMo has adopted a multi stakeholder governance model, consisting of an expert community-driven process of cooperation and governance. The aim is to be able to balance a complex set of forces, stakeholders, and requirements for different geographical regions, as well as evaluate issues pertaining to infectious diseases and health in general.

Through the adoption of this model, the WoIDMo strives to be a modern organization that values openness and the participation from a true international community. By concentrating on expertise in providing guidance on how to trans-nationally deal with the issues related to infectious diseases, WoIDMo operates in a highly democratic environment and outside of the control of national governments.

For enabling this, we have adopted a framework with a lean and self-selecting executive board to ensure the WoIDMo stays true to its core mission and to provide stability. However, all the decision making and governance processes are of the competency of the international body of experts in health and health related subjects (the ICPHG).

ICPHG

The International Council for Public Health Guidance (ICPHG), includes representation from a broad geographic and cultural diversity, to ensure global public interest in the activities and programs of the WoIDMo, providing guidance and recommendations for public health policy and emergency grading of unusual events. The ICPHG is presided over by a chair, assisted by two vice-chairs and a secretary. Regional vice chairs may be elected where applicable, to facilitate communication and the decision processes at a regional level.

Chair

To be elected

Secretary

To be elected

Vice chair

Africa

To be elected

Vice chair

Asia

To be elected

Vice chair

Western Europe

To be elected

Vice chair

Central and Eastern Europe

To be elected

Vice chair

Medditerranean and Middle East

To be elected

Vice chair

North America

To be elected

Vice chair

South America

To be elected

Vice chair

Oceania

To be elected

Executive team

The Executive director is responsible for day-to-day running of the foundation, assisted by the Finance director.

Executive director

Steve Puts

Finance director

Lan Li