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GOARN Tier 1.5 Virtual Workshop

GOARN Tier 1.5 Virtual Workshop

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About The Workshop:

GOARN Tier 1.5 Workshop aims to prepare potential deployees with the relevant knowledge and skills for outbreak deployment. This workshop aims to highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary and cohesive team who can work effectively and efficiently to respond to public health emergencies. You will be trained by experienced GOARN personnel with deployment experiences to prepare you for future deployment in the event of an outbreak response that require international assistance.​

The training objectives are:​

  • ​​To learn practical skills and knowledge required by the global outbreak mission of GOARN/WHO
  • To learn the latest information regarding management of outbreak and responses towards health emergencies related to infectious diseases
  • To build up the capacity of communication, team building, and problem solving, through group work and discussion among the participants


Day 1


1:00PM to 5:00PM SGT (UTC+8)

Session Title
Session 1: Welcome and Introduction 
Session 2: GOARN and WHO
Session 3: International Outbreak Investigation and Response
Session 4: Working for GOARN and WHO in International Outbreak Response
Session 5: Stories from the Field: Sharing of Experiences by a Former Deployee
Session 6: Urban Field Epidemiology in Outbreak Alerts and Response
Wrap up for Day 1

Day 2


1:00PM to 5:00PM SGT (UTC+8)

Session Title
Session 7: Welcome to Day 2
Session 8: Adapting IPC and Case Management Interventions to the Context
Session 9: Designing Field-Appropriate Interventions 
Session 10: Personal Wellbeing During Deployment
Session 11: Review and Closing


Eligibility and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree(s) in one or more of the following fields is required: Laboratory, Epidemiology, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, or related fields of infectious diseases                                               
  • A Master's or higher degree in one or more of the fields listed above is preferred

Working Experience

  • More than five years of professional working experience in the relevant fields, such as infectious diseases and infection control, is required

Desired Experience

  • Experience in outbreak response within the last five years in the country or overseas                                       
  • ​​Trainee/ex-trainee of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP)



  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a diverse setting



  • English proficiency (ability to communicate in academic and professional settings) is required

Willingness for the Deployment


  • Participants of the workshop must be willing to be deployed in international missions through GOARN/WHO​


Registration of interest:

The workshop is free of charge for all participants, and CPE/CME points will be awarded to local healthcare professionals upon approval by SNB/SMC.

To register your interest for the GOARN Tier 1.5 Virtual Workshop, please scan the QR code below or click here.


Registration will close on 30 April 2024.

After submitting your details using the QR code or link, you will receive an application form via your registered email. Please fill up the application form accordingly and send it together with a letter of support and personal statement to Teok Chew Hui ( and Chloe Yeo (

If you have any queries, please email Chew Hui or Chloe.​

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