About Us

Infectious disease outbreaks are a major global concern that can result in human suffering, economic disruption, and strain on public health resources. To address these issues, we aim to establish international partnerships, learn from proven practices, and raise awareness about best practices for handling health emergencies. Additionally, we plan to support the development of new technologies that can enhance our understanding of infectious diseases and how to effectively address health emergencies on a global level.

Mission

The World Infectious Disease Monitoring Organization (WoIDMo) is an international non-governmental organization that was founded in 2020. Our network consists of volunteers from various fields, including health and science, from around the world. Our main focus is to raise awareness about the importance of monitoring infectious diseases globally and how they affect us. One of our primary goals is to create an early warning system for emerging diseases and track shortages of essential medicines, particularly in resource-limited countries. We also work to improve diagnostics and facilitate rapid delivery of these tools where needed. To enhance our understanding of infectious diseases and how to effectively manage them, we support research projects that align with our objectives.

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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

To guide its decision-making processes, the WoIDMo has implemented a multi stakeholder governance model that involves a cooperative, expert-led approach to governance. This model aims to balance the various forces, stakeholders, and requirements at play in different regions, as well as to evaluate issues related to infectious diseases and overall health.

By adopting this model, the WoIDMo seeks to be a transparent organization that values international participation. By focusing on expertise and providing guidance on transnational approaches to infectious disease issues, the WoIDMo operates in a democratic environment that is independent of national governments.

To facilitate this, we have established a framework with a small, self-selected executive board to ensure that the WoIDMo remains true to its core mission and provides stability. However, all decision-making and governance processes are the responsibility of the international body of experts in health and related subjects (the ICPHG).

ICPHG

The International Council for Public Health Guidance (ICPHG) is made up of representatives from a diverse range of geographical and cultural backgrounds, in order to ensure global public interest in the WoIDMo’s activities and programs. The ICPHG provides guidance and recommendations for public health and grades unusual events in terms of their emergency level. It is led by a chair, assisted by two vice-chairs and a secretary. Regional vice-chairs may be elected as needed to facilitate communication and decision-making at the 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