The German Epidemic Preparedness Team (Schnell Einsatzbare Expertengruppe Gesundheit)


The SEEG supports partner countries to prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks – at short notice, flexibly, professionally, and globally. The SEEG is an instrument of the German government, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Since 2015, the SEEG has supported more than 30 countries in over 50 deployments and provides technical assistance in outbreak response, laboratory strengthening, intersectoral collaboration and antimicrobial resistance monitoring and control.


Partner countries are better prepared to detect, diagnose and contain disease outbreaks that otherwise may develop into epidemics or even pandemics.


SEEG is a collaboration of the following organisations:

  • Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI)
  • Robert Koch Institute (RKI)


For further details visit the SEEG website provided by the GIZ.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Prof. Dr. Jürgen May:ein Forscher, der eine Glatze hat und ein weißes Hemd mit grauem Sakko trägt.
Head of Dept Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Prof. Dr. Jürgen May

Telefon: +49 40 285380-402


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