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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers

Director / Head: 
  Dr Jean Sylvain Koumba
 




Institution:
  Unité des Maladies Virales Emergentes
  Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville
Address:
  BP 769
 
 
Town:
  Franceville
Country:
  GABON
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  +241 07 46 16 15
Fax:
 
Web Site:
  http://www.cirmf.org/
Date of Designation:
  18/Aug/2016
Last Redesignation:
  18/Aug/2016
Expiry:
  18/Aug/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Cooperate with WHO in its function of Alert and Response to outbreaks of international importance, including outbreaks of Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers. 
  2. Support WHO in the early diagnosis, identification and characterization, of viral infections due to Arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever viruses using reference techniques: molecular biology, serology and virus isolation. 
  3. In the framework of Arboviruses and viral haemorrhagic fevers outbreak responses carried out under the responsibility of WHO, provide assistance to WHO by offering expert opinion, staff or equipment when possible. 
  4. Inform WHO of any epidemiological or laboratory information that would be in conjunction with a risk of international transmission of a serious disease: arbovirus, viral haemorrhagic fevers or other emerging disease 
  5. Provide technical support to the national laboratories involved in epidemiological and laboratory investigations during outbreak responses. 
  6. Provide (in limited quantities) reagents and diagnostic methods to national collaborating laboratories involved in monitoring Arboviruses and Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers 
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Subjects:
  1. Viral hemorrhagic fevers 
  2. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  2. Providing technical advice to WHO 
  3. Provision of reference substances and other services 
WHO Outputs:
  5.2.1 - Countries are enabled to develop and implement operational plans, in line with WHO recommendations on strengthening national resilience and preparedness covering pandemic influenza and epidemic and emerging diseases
  5.2.2 - Expert guidance and systems support in place for disease control, prevention, treatment, surveillance, risk assessment and risk communications
 
Responsible Officer:
  FORMENTY Pierre B.H.
Phone:
 
Email:
  formentyp@who.int

You can also contact:
  1. BERTHERAT Eric Gerard Georges 
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Technical Counterpart:
  ALI AHMED Yahaya
Phone:
 
Email:
  aliahmedy@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork