The Global Influenza Hospital Surveillance Network (GIHSN) is a network of 100+ hospitals in 25+ countries performing active surveillance following the same core protocole.
More than 4,000 documented cases of hospitalizations from severe influenza have been generated in the recent season (>1,000 RSV cases).
Close to 1,000 virus sequence results have been uploaded on GISAID last year.
The GIHSN is supported by a dedicated fund under the Fondation de France umbrella : the Foundation for Influenza Epidemiology, which provides catalytic funding complementary to national funding.
Not-for-profit institutions with proposals aligned with the GIHSN mission are eligible to apply for partial funding through an annual call for proposals.