Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens and Genomics
Director / Head:
Prof Frank M. Aarestrup
Division of Microbiology and Risk Assessment, National Food Institute
Technical University of Denmark
Søltofts Plads, Building 221, 2 floor, room 238
(45) 35 88 60 00
(45) 35 88 63 41
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To assist WHO in capacity building activities aimed at strengthening countries surveillance and response systems for foodborne diseases.
- To assist WHO in the development of guidance and tools and the implementation of capacity building activities to support countries to effectively implement next generation sequencing as a diagnostic tool for FBD surveillance.
- To support WHO to improve the capacity of international and national / regional laboratories primarily participating in the WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), and WHO Advisory group on integrated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AGISAR)
- To assist WHO in strengthening knowledge and implementing guidance on antimicrobial resistance in foodborne diseases.
- Food safety
Types of activity:
- Collection and collation of information
- Provision of reference substances and other services
Ower: 9.2 - Norms, including references, requirements, research priorities, guidelines, training manuals and standards, produced and disseminated to Member States in order to increase their capacity to assess and respond to all forms of malnutrition, and zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases, and to promote healthy dietary practices.
Ower: 9.5 - Systems for surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases strengthened; food-hazard monitoring and evaluation programmes established and integrated into existing national surveillance systems, and results disseminated to all key players.
Ower: 9.6 - Capacity built and support provided to Member States, including their participation in international standard-setting in order to increase their ability to assess risk in the areas of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases and food safety, and to develop and implement national food-control systems, with links to international emergency systems.
CAWTHORNE Amy Louise
+41 22 791 1963
COUTINHO REHSE Ana Paula
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork