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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 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:
  +3292647390
Fax:
  +3292647496
Date of Designation:
  18/Nov/2009
Last Redesignation:
  18/Nov/2013
Expiry:
  18/Nov/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To play a leading role in the WHO Working Group on monitoring drug efficacy by participating in collaborative research under WHO’s leadership on the evaluation of the efficacy of pirantel/oxantel against STH, with a standardized method. 
  2. To play a leading role in the WHO Working Group on monitoring drug efficacy by participating in collaborative research under WHO’s leadership on the evaluation efficacy of praziquantel against schistosomes, with a standardized method. 
  3. To identify/select world–wide (new) laboratories able to monitor efficacy of anthelmintics for STH (including the collection and further analysis of resistant STH strains). 
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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 79 13322
Email:
  montresora@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  EJOV Mikhail Nicolaevich
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 61
Email:
  ejovm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork