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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ARG-29 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Insecticide Resistance and Insecticide Research on Chagas and Dengue Vectors

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Eduardo Zerba
 




Institution:
 
  Centro de Investigaciones de Plagas e Insecticides (CIPEIN)
Address:
  Juan Bautista La Salle 4397, Villa Martelli
  1603
  Buenos Aires
Town:
  Villa Martelli
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (54-11) 4709 5334
Fax:
  (54-11) 4709 5334
Date of Designation:
  21/Oct/1998
Last Redesignation:
  09/Jan/2017
Expiry:
  09/Jan/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. At PAHO/WHO’s request, conduct studies and monitoring of the insecticide resistance in vector-borne diseases in order to establish strategies for alternative control. 
  2. At PAHO/WHO’s request, serve as a reference laboratory to monitor the susceptibility and resistance to insecticides in vector-borne diseases in different countries. 
  3. Support PAHO/WHO in training on the monitoring of susceptibility and resistance to insecticides of vectors of vector-borne diseases and vector control activities. 
  4. To search for new methods/strategies for vector control and undertake investigations in the laboratory and field on their practical feasibility tailored to PAHO/WHO’s needs. 
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Subjects:
  1. Vector biology & control 
  2. Viral hemorrhagic fevers 
  3. Parasitic diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Training and education 
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:
  BEZERRA Haroldo Sergio da Silva
Phone:
  +1 43630
Email:
  bezerrha@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAYUDHAN Raman
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1868
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork