Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Veterinary Public Health
Director / Head:
Prof. Lothar Kreienbrock
Institute for Biometry, Epidemiology and Information Processing
University of Veterinary Medicine
+49 511 953-7950 or -7970
+49 511 953-7975
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- Health problems in animals and humans
i.e. training and research in collaboration with WHO in the following aspects of the interrelationship between human health and animals:
(a) Health problems associated with animal production practices and their control
(b) Zoonoses associated with food hygiene aspects
(including infections, veterinary drug residues, chemical residues, contaminants, etc.)
- Strategies in Veterinary Public Health
i.e.training and research for national, regional and global strategies and methods for surveillance, prevention and control of zoonoses and foodborne infections due to animal products by direct cooperation with WHO Member States.
- Epidemiological Methods in Veterinary Public Health
i.e. training and research in the development and application of epidemiological methods in Veterinary Public Health in collaboration with WHO.
- Food safety
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Collection and collation of information
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: 9.6 - 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 79 11963
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork