The World Health Organisation has designated the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Mass Gathering and Global Health Security. Professor Paul Arbon is the Head of the Centre.

The agreed work plan of the Centre lists nine project outcomes, including:

  • Developing models and tools for predicting mass gathering patient presentations;
  • Fostering international consensus on a Minimum Dataset for Mass Gatherings and developing an international repository for Mass Gathering research data;
  • Investigating the health aspects and safety for young people attending mass gatherings;
  • Developing education programmes on Mass Gathering & Extreme Event Health;
  • Exploring International Law (including the International Health Regulations) and the regulation of the mass gathering and health security environment;
  • Investigating the use of technology for mass gathering and extreme event communications, command and control;
  • Examining disease prevention at Mass Gatherings
  • Developing a risk assessment tool for mass gatherings
  • Develop interface to assist in the analysis of futue risks and vulnerabilities to improve national health security mitigation, preparation and response capacities to CBRN emergencies.

View the Joint Statement of the WHO Collaborating Centres (PDF 67KB)

View the agreed Work Plan (PDF 111KB)