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CUB-18 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Study and Control of Dengue

Director / Head: 
  Prof. María G. GUZMÁN
 




Institution:
  Dengue Laboratory
  Institute of Tropical Medicine "Pedro Kouri"
Address:
  Autopista Novia del mediodía Km 6, PO Box Marianno, 13 La Lisa -
  13600
  Havana
Town:
  La Habana
Country:
  CUBA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (53-7) 202 0633
Fax:
  (53-7) 2046051
Date of Designation:
  07/Jul/2005
Last Redesignation:
  15/Jun/2013
Expiry:
  15/Jun/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute in the struggle against dengue within the framework of the Integrated Management Strategy for dengue prevention and control, (IMS-Dengue). 
  2. To provide advice to the countries of the American region that request help in dengue control with an integral focus and within the framework of the America's Dengue Laboratories Network (RELDA) 
  3. To participate in PAHO/WHO training programs as well as in the new strategies that PAHO & WHO are developing. 
  4. To collaborate in the collection of clinical, epidemiologic and virological data that allows the recognition & improvement of dengue in the area. 
  5. To provide limited quantities of reagents for the dengue diagnosis & the studies of vector resistance for the America's countries. 
  6. To provide advisory to PAHO/WHO through participation in international groups of experts on dengue (GT-Dengue, regiobal dengue group, TDR, NTDP), committees, etc 
  7. Annual report of the Centre activities. 
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Subjects:
  1. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Vector biology & control 
  3. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.7 - Member States and the international community equipped to detect, assess, respond to and cope with major epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases (e.g. influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, haemorrhagic fevers, plague and smallpox) through the development and implementation of tools, methodologies, practices, networks and partnerships for prevention, detection, preparedness and intervention.
  Ower: 1.7 - Member States and the international community equipped to detect, assess, respond to and cope with major epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases (e.g. influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, haemorrhagic fevers, plague and smallpox) through the development and implementation of tools, methodologies, practices, networks and partnerships for prevention, detection, preparedness and intervention.
  Ower: 1.8 - Regional and global capacity coordinated and made rapidly available to Member States for detection, verification, risk assessment and response to epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
Responsible Officer:
  SAN MARTIN Jose Luis
Phone:
 
Email:
  sanmarjl@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAYUDHAN Raman
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11868
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork