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FRA-58 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  Centre collaborateur OMS de référence et de recherche sur la Leptospirose

Director / Head: 
  Dr Mathieu PICARDEAU
 




Institution:
  Unité de biologie des Spirochètes
  Institut Pasteur
Address:
  28 rue du Docteur Roux
  F-75724 Cedex 15
 
Town:
  Paris
Country:
  FRANCE
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (33-1) 45 68 83 37
Fax:
  (33-1) 40 61 30 01
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1974
Last Redesignation:
  24/Dec/2012
Expiry:
  24/Dec/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To preserve and distribute reference strains to other laboratories 
  2. To identify leptospiral isolates and to contribute to epidemiological investigations 
  3. To participate in the training of scientists from other countries in diagnostic techniques  
  4. To develop research activities and to validate new diagnostic tools 
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Subjects:
  1. Zoonoses 
  2. Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
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WHO Outputs:
  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: 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.
 
Responsible Officer:
  BERTHERAT Eric Gerard Georges
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14608
Email:
  bertherate@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BROWN Caroline Sarah
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 33
Email:
  brownc@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork