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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEU-135 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center for Emerging Infections and Biological Threats

Director / Head: 
  Dr Lars Schaade
  Dr Osamah Hamouda




Institution:
 
  Robert Koch Institute
Address:
  Nordufer 20
  D-13353
  Berlin
Town:
  Berlin
Country:
  GERMANY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +49 30 / 18 754-3312
Fax:
 
Date of Designation:
  26/Apr/2016
Last Redesignation:
  26/Apr/2016
Expiry:
  26/Apr/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Support WHO in its function to prepare for alert and response to outbreaks of international importance by building laboratory capacities. 
  2. Provide expertise in event investigation and outbreak response and preparedness including laboratory diagnostics, epidemiology, infection control measures, and clinical management. 
  3. Support WHO’s epidemiology and surveillance activities including training for outbreak response, applied research, data analysis and modeling, when requested. 
  4. Support the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 regarding emerging infections and biological threats. 
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Subjects:
  1. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Infection control 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  5.2.2 - Standing capacity to provide expert guidance and lead global networks and systems to anticipate, prevent and control epidemic and pandemic diseases
  5.2.3 - Implementation oversight of the draft global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, including surveillance and development of national and regional plans
  5.1.1 - Implementation and monitoring of the International Health Regulations (2005) at country level and training and advice for Member States in further developing and making use of core capacities required under the Regulations
Responsible Officer:
  KHALAKDINA Asheena
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4286

Technical Counterpart:
  EMIROGLU Nedret
Phone:
  +4545336662
Email:
  emiroglun@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork