"Building a global network of partners was an essential first step in
strengthening international cooperation for alert and response to chemical
events. This network is called
ChemiNet was set up in response to the need for strengthening
international cooperation in chemical incident reporting, verification,
investigation and response. ChemiNet is a network of consultants and experts in
The objectives of ChemiNet include:
- Providing an early warning and alert system for the prompt
investigation of events of chemical or possible chemical etiology.
- Establishing and strengthening preparedness and rapid response
- Strengthening local capacity for surveillance, investigation and
Members of ChemiNet include Poisons Centres, WHO
Collaborating Centres, departments at WHO HQ, in regions and countries,
analytical laboratories and academic institutions, as well as individual
consultants and experts."
Strengthening and working with a global network of partners