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IND-53 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Lympahtic Filariasis and Integrated Vector Management

Director / Head: 
  Dr P. JAMBULINGAM
 




Institution:
  Vector Control Research Centre (VCRC)
  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Address:
  Indira Nagar
  605006
  Pondicherry
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/2015
Expiry:
  30/Nov/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To develop tools and protocols for assessment of LF elimination programme, including research on epidemiology, xenomonitoring and sampling strategies 
  2. To develop newer products related to LF management, including clinical or field trials of new interventions, diagnostics and antifilarials specifically IDA (triple therapy) 
  3. To conduct social, behavioural and ecological studies including cost-effectiveness analyses of LF elimination 
  4. To conduct relevant training courses on LF elimination and Regional/National training courses on Integrated Vector Management 
  5. To conduct research on vector ecology and Integrated Vector Management and to develop strategies for management of insecticide resistance 
  6. To support WHO in laboratory and field testing and evaluation of insecticides, insecticide treated materials and other related areas  
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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 22 791 1868

Technical Counterpart:
  JAMSHEED Mohamed
Phone:
  +911123309194
Email:
  jamsheedm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork