Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research
Director / Head:
Dr. Abbas Bhuiya
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR)
68 Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Sarani, Mohakhali.
(880-2) 882 3031
(880-2) 882 3116
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To undertake training of health professionals to increase their competence in the epidemiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis, management and prevention of diarrhoeal diseases.
- To undertake collaborative research in areas of diarrhoeal diseases and food safety including cholera, shigellosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and typhoid fever; infections due to enterotoxigenic E. coli, rotavirus and other viral agents; and parasitic intestinal infections.
- To undertake collaborative research in the areas of IMCI and Nutrition, and to undertake training programmes of health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills in the implementation of programmes on IMCI and nutrition.
- To undertake collaborative research in the areas of vaccines research and immunobiology, particularly against rotavirus, V. cholerae and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), and typhoid fever.
- To establish regional quality laboratory platforms and improve reference laboratory services seeking accreditation against international ISO17025 and ISO 15189 guidelines.
- To undertake collaborative research to develop alternative treatment options for diarrhoeal diseases.
- To enhance the capacity to investigate, study and manage outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases globally and provide advisory services as and when required
- Diarrhoeal diseases and cholera
- Cholera (see diarrhoeal diseases)
Types of activity:
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
4.2 - National research capacity strengthened as necessary and new evidence, products, technologies, interventions and delivery approaches of global and/or national relevance available to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, to promote active and healthy ageing, and to improve sexual and reproductive health.
1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
1.5 - New knowledge, intervention tools and strategies that meet priority needs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases developed and validated, with scientists from developing countries increasingly taking the lead in this research.
MASON Elizabeth Mary
+41 22 79 13281
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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