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ITA-49 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Poliomyelitis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Lucia FIORE
 




Institution:
  Enterovirus Group, Department of MIPI
  Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Address:
  Viale Regina Elena 299
  I-00161
 
Town:
  Rome
Country:
  ITALY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (39-6) 4990 3256
Fax:
  (39-6) 4990 2082
Date of Designation:
  06/Nov/1991
Last Redesignation:
  27/May/2013
Expiry:
  27/May/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Provide support to 5 countries with National Polio Laboratories and 4 countries without National Laboratories in Eastern Europe, by conducting virological investigations of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) cases.  
  2. Conduct AFP surveillance & environmental surveillance of enteroviruses in Italy by providing appropriate virological investigations. 
  3. Monitoring of patients with primary or secondary immunodeficiency, to detect long term poliovirus excretors among Italian immunodeficient patients. 
  4. Research on efficacy of antivirals against the poliovirus. 
  5. Polio vaccines control and Batch release  
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Subjects:
  1. Poliomyelitis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Research 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.2 - Effective coordination and support provided in order to achieve certification of poliomyelitis eradication, and destruction , or appropriate containment, of polioviruses, leading to a simultaneous cessation of oral poliomyelitis vaccination globally.
  Ower: 1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
 
Responsible Officer:
  DIOP Ousmane
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12503
Email:
  diopo@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  GAVRILIN Evgeniy
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 80
Email:
  gavriline@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork