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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Lympahtic Filariasis and Integrated Methods of Vector Control

Director / Head: 
  Dr P. JAMBULINGAM
 




Institution:
  Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)
  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Address:
  Indira Nagar
  605006
 
Town:
  Pondicherry
Country:
  INDIA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  (91-413) 2272422/2272396/2272397
Fax:
  (91-413) 2272 041
Web Site:
  http://www.vcrc.res.in
Date of Designation:
  15/May/1985
Last Redesignation:
  30/Nov/2011
Expiry:
  30/Nov/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To conduct basic, applied and operational research related to the elimination of Lymphatic filariasis (LF) 
  2. To develop tools and protocols for assessment of LF elimination programme, including information on technical tools, conduct research on epidemiology, xenomonitoring and sampling strategies 
  3. To develop newer products related to LF management, including clinical or field trials of new interventions, diagnostics and antifilarials 
  4. To conduct social, behavioural and ecological studies including cost-effectiveness analyses on LF 
  5. To conduct research studies related to vector control tools and strategies related to Integrated Vector Management 
  6. To develop guidelines and tools for Integrated Vector Management implementation and monitoring 
  7. To develop tools and strategies for vector surveillance and monitoring of insecticide resistance 
  8. To support WHO in laboratory and field evaluation of insecticides, larvicides, repellents, insecticide treated materials and other related areas To carryout epidemic investigations of vector borne diseases To conduct relevant training courses on LF elimination and Regional training courses on Integrated Vector Management 
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Subjects:
  1. Filarial infections 
  2. Vector biology & control 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.1 - Advocacy and support provided to increase political, financial and technical commitment in Member States in order to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 7.1 - Significance of social and economic determinants of health recognized throughout the organization and incorporated into normative work and technical collaboration with Member States and others partners.
 
Responsible Officer:
  VELAYUDHAN Raman
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11868

Technical Counterpart:
  DASH Aditya Prasad
Phone:
  +911123370804
Email:
  dasha@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork