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DEN-69 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance and Foodborne Pathogens and Genomics

Director / Head: 
  Prof Frank M. Aarestrup
  Prof Rene Hendriksen




Institution:
  Division of Genomic Epidemiology, National Food Institute
  Technical University of Denmark
Address:
  Kemitorvet, Building 202
  DK-2800
 
Town:
  Kgs. Lyngby
Country:
  DENMARK
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (45) 35 88 60 00
Fax:
  (45) 35 88 63 41
Date of Designation:
  30/Apr/2019
Last Redesignation:
  30/Apr/2019
Expiry:
  30/Apr/2023
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO in capacity building activities including laboratory protocols, guidance, training activities aimed at strengthening countries surveillance and response systems for foodborne diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance. 
  2. 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 Foodborne diseases (FBD) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) surveillance. 
  3. To support WHO to improve the capacity of international and national / regional laboratories primarily participating in the WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN), WHO Advisory group on integrated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AGISAR) and the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) 
  4. To assist WHO in strengthening knowledge and implementing guidance on antimicrobial resistance in foodborne diseases.  
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Subjects:
  1. Zoonoses 
  2. Food safety 
  3. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Research 
  3. Provision of reference substances and other services 
WHO Outputs:
  2.6.2 - International standards set and a global information exchange platform as well as multisectoral collaboration in place for effectively managing foodborne risks
  1.6.1 - All countries have essential capacity to implement national action plans to monitor, prevent and reduce infections caused by antimicrobial resistance
 
Responsible Officer:
  MATHEU ALVAREZ Jorge Raul
Phone:
 
Email:
  matheujo@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LO FO WONG Danilo
Phone:
 
Email:
  lofowongd@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork