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Ref.No. [Initiator]
BEL-42 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the monitoring of anthelminthic drug efficacy for soil-transmitted helminthiasis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Bruno Levecke
  Jozef Vercruysse




Institution:
  Department of Virology, Parasitology & Immunology. Laboratory for Parasitology.
  Ghent University
Address:
  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Salisburylaan 133
  9820
 
Town:
  Merelbeke
Country:
  BELGIUM
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +3292647404
Fax:
  +3292647496
Date of Designation:
  18/Nov/2009
Last Redesignation:
  18/Nov/2017
Expiry:
  18/Nov/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. Under WHO’s leadership, to participate in collaborative activities to further standardize both the assessment and reporting of the efficacy of anthelmintic drugs 
  2. To contribute to WHO’s efforts to establish a surveillance system to monitor the efficacy of anthelmintic drugs administered in soil-transmitted helminth control programs with standard methods 
  3. By request of WHO, to identify and support worldwide new laboratories able to monitor the efficacy of anthelmintic drugs. 
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Subjects:
  1. Parasitic diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
  3. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
Types of activity:
  1. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 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.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  MONTRESOR Antonio
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3322
Email:
  montresora@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  RODIER Guenael R.M.
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4571
Email:
  rodierg@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork