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COL-12 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Leshmaniasis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Nancy SARAVIA
 




Institution:
 
  Fundacion Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM)
Address:
  Carrera 125 No. 19 - 225 Avenida La Maria, Pance
  760031
  Valle del Cauca
Town:
  Cali
Country:
  COLOMBIA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (57-92) 5552164
Fax:
  (57-92) 5552638
Date of Designation:
  29/Jun/1993
Last Redesignation:
  10/Jan/2011
Expiry:
  10/Jan/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Promote and support the implementation of the recommendations of the WHO Technical Report Series #949 “Control of the Leishmaniases” for the treatment of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia through: • Development of guidelines and standard procedures for the administration of recommended local and systemic treatments • Evaluation of the immunomodulator pentoxyphylline in combination with pentavalent antimonials for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis • Technical and logistical support of the interinstitutional network for the Surveillance and treatment of leishmaniasis (Alianza VyTAL “Vigilancia y Terapéutica en Leishmaniasis”) coordinated by PAHO In Colombia 
  2. Provision of technical support for surveillance of leishmaniasis in Colombia and the region through: • Validation of non-invasive diagnostic tools in collaboration with investigators in the region • Species identification, conservation and distribution of species reference strains • Monitoring of drug susceptibility 
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Subjects:
  1. Leishmaniasis 
  2. Trypanosomiasis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
  Ower: 4.8 - Guidelines, approaches, tools, and technical assistance provided to Member States for increased advocacy for consideration of ageing as a public health issue, for the development and implementation of policies and programmes aiming at maintaining maximum functional capacity throughout the life course and for the training of healthcare providers in approaches that ensure healthy ageing.
  Ower: 13.3 - Human resource policies and practices in place to attract and retain top talent, promote learning and professional development, manage performance, and foster ethical behaviour.
Responsible Officer:
  DAGNE Daniel Argaw
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14532
Email:
  daniel@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  ELKHOURY Ana Nilce
Phone:
 
Email:
  aelkhoury@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork