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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ARG-14 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Referential Diagnosis, Biological Production & Training in Chagas & Parasitic Diseases

Director / Head: 
  Dr Sergio Sosa Estani
 




Institution:
 
  Instituto Nacional de Parasitologia "Dr Mario Fatala Chabén"
Address:
  Avenida Paseo Colon 568
  1063
 
Town:
  Buenos Aires
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (54-11) 4331 4010 /16 /17 /19 /7732
Fax:
  (54-11) 4331 7142
Date of Designation:
  10/Sep/1981
Last Redesignation:
  09/Feb/2013
Expiry:
  09/Feb/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Referential diagnosis of parasitic diseases and Leprosy. 
  2. Quality control of biologics and external control of the diagnosis of parasitic diseases.  
  3. Formulation and performing collaborative biomedical, epidemiological and clinical researches in parasitic diseases. 
  4. Organization of laboratory networks for the diagnosis and control of Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and leprosy, contributing to the control programs actions. 
  5. Training in the diagnosis of Chagas and parasitic diseases, through: courses, workshops and training in the laboratories. 
  6. Elaboration, actualization of laboratory manuals, normative documents and scientific information. 
  7. Advisory on technical issues, managment, and research to Control programs of Chagas disease, and Leishmaniasis in Argentina, and other countries 
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Subjects:
  1. Trypanosomiasis 
  2. Leishmaniasis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  SALVATELLA Roberto
Phone:
 

Technical Counterpart:
  JANNIN Jean Georges
Phone:
  13779/13878
Email:
  janninj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork