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AUS-42 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Quality Assurance of Vaccines and Other Biologicals

Director / Head: 
  Dr Mark McDonald
  Dr Lisa Kerr




Institution:
  Office of Laboratories & Scientific Services (OLSS), Immunobiology and Biochemistry Group
  Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
Address:
  P.O. Box 100
  2606
  ACT
Town:
  Woden
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-2) 6232 8400
Fax:
  (61-2) 6232 8442
Web Site:
  http://www.tga.gov.au
Date of Designation:
  01/Feb/1983
Last Redesignation:
  16/Aug/2014
Expiry:
  16/Aug/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute to strengthening institutional capacity of regulatory authorities through the regional NRA alliance framework in the Western Pacific Region or other regions. 
  2. To support WHO in developing international written standards and guidelines for regulatory evaluation of vaccines and biological medicines and implementing these standards into practice. 
  3. To contribute to the development of international measurement standards and reference materials for vaccines and biological medicines. 
  4. To provide scientific advice on seasonal and/or pandemic influenza vaccine virus strain selection. 
  5. To perform laboratory testing of the quality of vaccines and biological medicines. 
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Subjects:
  1. Vaccines 
  2. Biological 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Research 
  3. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
WHO Outputs:
  4.3.3 - Strengthening national regulatory authorities facilitated; norms, standards, guidelines for medical products developed; and quality, safety and efficacy of health technologies ensured through prequalification
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  DIORDITSA Sergey
Phone:
  +63 2 5289745
Email:
  diorditsas@who.int

You can also contact:
  1. SHIN Jinho 
  2. RESONTOC Editha 
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Technical Counterpart:
  KNEZEVIC Ivana
Phone:
  13136/14539
Email:
  knezevici@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork