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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ITA-107 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO collaborating centre for the epidemiology, detection and control of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis (in humans and animals)

Director / Head: 
  Dr Adriano Casulli
 




Institution:
  Gastroenteric and Tissue Parasitic Diseases Unit
  Istituto Superiore di Sanit√†
Address:
  Viale Regina Elena, 299
  00161
 
Town:
  Rome
Country:
  ITALY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +39 06 4990 2670
Fax:
  +39 06 4990 3561
Date of Designation:
  20/Apr/2016
Last Redesignation:
  20/Apr/2016
Expiry:
  20/Apr/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Validation of strategies finalized to generate base-line data for the control of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis through studies on the epidemiology, detection, molecular characterization, and evaluation of the disease burden. 
  2. Maintaining and expanding the prospective, observational, multicentre International Register focusing on the epidemiology and the clinical management of cystic echinococcosis.  
  3. Maintaining and strengthening the international network for the epidemiology, detection and control of alveolar and cystic echinococcosis in humans and animals. 
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Subjects:
  1. Neglected Tropical Diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Zoonoses 
  3. Parasitic diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Provision of reference substances and other services 
WHO Outputs:
  1.4.2 - Implementation and monitoring of neglected tropical disease control interventions facilitated by evidence-based technical guidelines and technical support
  1.4.3 - New knowledge, solutions and implementation strategies that respond to the health needs of disease-endemic countries developed through strengthened research and training
 
Responsible Officer:
  ABELA-RIDDER Bernadette
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2072
Email:
  abelab@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  GASIMOV Elkhan
Phone:
  +4545336962
Email:
  gasimove@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork