Member States of the Americas that conduct SARI surveillance or are interested in implementing such systems are invited to join SARInet as Members. To strengthen the collaboration and quality of work conducted by SARInet, Members are encouraged to:
Individuals involved with SARI surveillance within hospitals, laboratories or other organizations are invited to join SARInet as Participants. To enhance the collaboration and exchange of information, participants are encouraged to:
Organizations and institutions that support SARI surveillance activities are invited to join SARInet as Collaborators. To enhance the exchange of information and promote a multidisciplinary approach to improving regional surveillance, Collaborators are encouraged to share experiences and insights by:
SARInet Advisory Group
In the inaugural year, an Advisory Group will be established to oversee the work of SARInet and ensure that the activities of the network are aligned with its goals and objectives. The Advisory Group will:
PAHO acts as secretariat for SARInet. It will coordinate the activities of the network, including the provision of technical resources and support, and the facilitation of communication among members. A network-wide SARInet annual meeting will be held to discuss the annual network activities and system resources; share experiences, data, and ideas about SARI surveillance; and improve the sustainability and impact of SARInet.
In the capacity of SARInet’s Secretariat, PAHO will be available to:
Specific SARInet working groups will be created as needed to address specific projects according to the needs and interests of the network. The Secretariat and the Advisory Group will establish working groups and will request the participation of the interested members. The working groups will define their objectives and the duration, and will report periodically on their progress to the Advisory Group. The working groups will consist of volunteers who will participate actively by sharing ideas, abilities, and experiences in order to complete the defined projects.