Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics and Laboratory Support
Director / Head:
Dr Luc Kestens
Dr Katrien Fransen
Department of Microbiology
Institute of Tropical Medicine
(32-3) 247 63 32
(32-3) 247 07 89
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To advise and provide services to the WHO "Prequalification of in vitro diagnostics" department on in vitro diagnostics for HIV (serology, nucleic acid amplification and CD4 counting), (re)emerging viral infections, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and malaria.
- Sexually transmitted diseases (excluding HIV/AIDS)
Types of activity:
- Provision of reference substances and other services
- Providing technical advise to WHO
- Training and education
Ower: 11.2 - International norms, standards and guidelines for the quality, safety, efficacy and cost effective use of medical products and technologies developed and their national and/or regional implementation advocated and supported.
Ower: 11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
Ower: 2.5 - Political commitment sustained and mobilization of resources ensured through advocacy and nurturing of partnerships on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria at country, regional and global levels; support provided to countries as appropriate to develop or strengthen and implement mechanisms for resource mobilization and utilization and increase the absorption capacity of available resources; and engagement of communities and affected persons increased to maximize the reach and performance of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control programmes.
URASSA Willy Shileanga Kikoka
+41 22 791 1368
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork