Networks, Committees, Advisory Groups and Taskforces

Below is a non-exhaustive list of different collaborations that WHO plays a part in. The networks, committees, advisory groups and taskforces listed below are of varying scale, each with a different structure and relationship to WHO. Separately, see a list of WHO expert advisory panels and committees




ACT-Accelerator Ethics & Governance Working Group

Advisory Committee for Variola virus Research

Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicinal Products (ACSoMP)

Advisory Group meeting on fair pricing

Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for UHC

Advisory Group on Therapeutics Prioritization for COVID-19

AMDS - Access to Medicine and Diagnostics Services Network

Antiretroviral Drug Optimization




Chemical Risk assessment Network

Child Health Accountability Tracking technical advisory group (CHAT)

Civil Society Task Force on TB

Clinical Consortium on Healthy Ageing

WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All

COVID-19 IHR Emergency Committee

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance Development Group


Diagnostics Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (DTAG-NTD)

Digital Health Technical Advisory Group


Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Equateur) IHR Emergency Committee

Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kivu and Ituri) IHR Emergency Committee

Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa (2014-2015) IHR Emergency Committee

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN)

Emerging Diseases Clinical Assessment and Response Network (EDCARN)

Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing

Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Expert Committee on Biological Standardization

Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations


Facilitation Council for the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

FAO/WHO International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN)

FAO/WHO nutrient requirements for children aged 0–36 months

Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)


The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety

Global Air Pollution and Health - Technical Advisory Group

Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD)

Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership

Global Chemicals and Health Network

Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

Global Group of Heads of State and Government for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS)

Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics

Global network of WHO collaborating centres for occupational health

Global Network on Long-term Care (GNLTC)

Global PrEP Network

Global Summit of National Bioethics Committees

Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement

Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC)

Guidelines Review Committee

The scientific and technical advisory group on geographical yellow fever risk mapping (GRYF)


H1N1 IHR Emergency Committee

High-level policy expert group of the SIDS ministerial conference on NCDs and mental health


Human Genome Editing Registry


Immunization and vaccines related implementation research advisory committee (IVIR-AC)

Immunization Practices Advisory Committee

Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Quality of Care Network)

Independent Allocation of Vaccines Group (IAVG)

Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (IOAC)

Informal Working Groups on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE)

International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication

International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision

International Network of Drinking-water and Sanitation Regulators (RegNet)

International Travel and Health (ITH) guideline development group (GDG) for COVID-19

INTOX Network of Poisons Centres


Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA)

Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR)




Malaria advisory committees on elimination

Malaria Policy Advisory Group

MERS-CoV IHR Emergency Committee


Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group (NUGAG)


One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP)


The Partnership Contribution Independent Technical Expert Mechanism (PCITEM)

PIP Framework Advisory Group

Poliovirus IHR Emergency Committee

Product Development for Vaccines Advisory Committee

Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET)

Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN)

Public Health Ethics Consultative Group


Quality Technical Expert Network


Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN)

Research Ethics Review Committee


Science Council

Scientific Advisory Group on the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO)

SDG 11.6.2 Working Group

Smart Vaccination Certificate Working Group

STI Research Priority Setting Technical Advisory Group

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)

Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on HIV, hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Antimicrobial Resistance (STAG-AMR)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Infectious Hazards (STAG-IH)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health and nutrition (STAGE)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Mental Health, Brain Health and Substance Use (STAG-MNS)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTDs)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (STAG-TB)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Mental Health, Brain Health and Substance Use (STAG-MNS)

Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (STAG-NCD)

Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg)


TB Supranational Reference Laboratory Network (SRLN)


Technical Advisory Group on Arbovirus (TAG-Arbovirus)

Technical Advisory Group on Buruli ulcer

Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of Experts on Educational Institutions and COVID-19

Technical Advisory Group on the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool

Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition

Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Diabetes

Technical Advisory Group on Food Safety: Safer Food for Better Health

Technical Advisory Group on Gestational Weight Gain (TAG-GWG)

Technical Advisory Group on Maternal Mortality and Maternal Cause of Death Estimation

Technical Advisory Group for Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation of the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

Technical Advisory Group on National Action Planning for Health Security

Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution

Technical Advisory Group on Simulation Exercises

Technical Advisory Group on Tuberculosis Diagnostics and Laboratory Strengthening

Technical Expert Advisory Group on Nutrition Monitoring (TEAM)

Technical Report Series of the ECSPP

Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet)


UNICEF/WHO Technical Advisory Group on Wasting and Nutritional Oedema (Acute Malnutrition)

United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF)

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration


Vector Control Advisory Group

Violence Prevention Alliance


WHO Academy Quality Committee

WHO Trans Fat Elimination Technical Advisory Group (TFATAG)

WHO Technical Advisory Group of Experts on NCD-related Research and Innovation (TAG-NCD-R&I)

Working Group on Snakebite Envenoming

Working Group on Ethics and COVID-19



Yellow fever IHR Emergency Committee


Zika Virus IHR Emergency Committee