Title of the centre:
Centre collaborateur de l'OMS de Recherche sur les Entérovirus et les Vaccins viraux
Director / Head:
Dr Francis DELPEYROUX
Biologie des Virus Entériques
25-28 rue du Docteur Roux
F-75724, Cedex 15
(33-1) 40 61 33 22
(33-1) 40 61 33 22
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To study the evolution and circulation of Sabin related polioviruses and species C enteroviruses with a view to elucidating risk factors for emergence and spread of vaccine derived polioviruses.
- To develop new and improve on existing laboratory methodologies to be used for surveillance of polioviruses and other enteroviruses.
- To contribute to improving the capacities of laboratories that are members of both the Pasteur and WHO global laboratory network through training of personnel, technology transfer and monitoring of performance.
- To provide scientific experts to collaborate with and advise WHO on polio vaccination, virology of enteroviruses, laboratory and surveillance issues
Types of activity:
WHO organization wide expected result:
1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork