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LUX-3 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Measles Infections

Director / Head: 
  Professor Claude P. Muller
 




Institution:
  Division d'Immunologie
  Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS)
Address:
  20A rue Auguste Lumière
  L-1950
 
Town:
  Luxembourg
Country:
  LUXEMBOURG
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +352 49 06 04 220
Fax:
  +352 49 06 86
Date of Designation:
  03/Feb/1998
Last Redesignation:
  13/Mar/2013
Expiry:
  13/Mar/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Monitoring of genetic changes in measles virus wild-type strains to follow transmission chains in support of WHO measles virus surveillance 
  2. Monitoring of phenotypic changes in measles virus wild-type strains to support WHO measles virus surveillance 
  3. Monitoring of antigenic evolution of wild-type measles virus and related paramyxoviruses and their distance to measles virus vaccine strains to support WHO surveillance of measles virus, WHO monitoring of vaccine efficacy and WHO post-eradication policies 
  4. Supporting WHO in maintaining high-level vaccine coverage and immunity in high risk groups 
  5. In collaboration with WHO to monitor sensitivity of surveillance systems and to support WHO certification of elimination 
  6. Together with WHO, to identify training needs and to train staff of the WHO measles and rubella laboratory network to maintain and build capacity in measles laboratory diagnosis and surveillance  
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Subjects:
  1. Immunology 
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Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Research 
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WHO Outputs:
  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:
  BEN MAMOU Myriam Corinne
Phone:
  +4545336920
Email:
  benmamoum@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MULDERS Miguel Norman
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14405
Email:
  muldersm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork