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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
  Dr Judith Hubschen




Institution:
  Division d'Immunologie
  Laboratoire National de Sant√© (LNS)
Address:
  29, rue Henri Koch
  L-4354
 
Town:
  Esch-sur-Alzette
Country:
  LUXEMBOURG
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +352 26970-621
Fax:
  +352 26970-719
Web Site:
  http://www.lih.lu/
Date of Designation:
  03/Feb/1998
Last Redesignation:
  13/Mar/2017
Expiry:
  13/Mar/2021
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. Supporting WHO in maintaining high-level vaccine coverage and immunity in high risk groups and the general population  
  3. Monitoring of IgG antibody waning in infants to provide information to WHO to assess current vaccination schedules 
  4. In collaboration with WHO to monitor sensitivity of surveillance systems and to support WHO certification of elimination 
  5. Development and implementation of new and optimization of existing laboratory techniques to further improve the performance of the WHO labnet 
  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 
  2. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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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.
  1.5.2 - Intensified implementation and monitoring of measles and rubella elimination strategies facilitated
 
Responsible Officer:
  BEN MAMOU Myriam Corinne
Phone:
  +4545336920
Email:
  benmamoum@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MULDERS Miguel Norman
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4405
Email:
  muldersm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork