Welcome to the Global Virus Network

The Global Virus Network (GVN) is an essential and critical defense against viral disease. It is a coalition comprised of leading virologists spanning more than 20 countries worldwide, all working to advance knowledge about how viruses make us sick and to develop drugs and vaccines to prevent illness and death. No single institution in the world has expertise in all viral areas. GVN brings the best medical virologists together to leverage individual strengths and to focus global teams of scientists on key scientific problems. The power of GVN lies in its global reach, the depth of its science, and its commitment to solving viral challenges facing the human population. No other entity exists like the GVN.

GVN achieves its objectives through three strategic action platforms:

• supporting research
• public education
• advocacy

Declaration of Support for a Global Virus Network

WE, EXPERTS represent Centers of Excellence for research in medical virology from across the globe. Our work is dedicated to understanding, preventing and eradicating viral disease threats to mankind.

WE AFFIRM the need for new programs to coordinate, support and promote research that bridges the gap between virus surveillance and public health implementation.

WE GATHER in Washington, D.C. to support goals and ideals of the Global Virus Network, a new approach to fostering true collaboration among all regions and all peoples of the world.
Seeking to improve the immediate responses to emerging vial threats, train future generations of medical virologists, and advise governments or non-governmental organizations on viral disease threats and their control, the Global Virus Network fills a critical need in international health for today and into the future.

Signed this day March 3, 2011, Washington, D.C.