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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food and Water

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Ana Maria de Roda Husman
 




Institution:
  Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology
  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Address:
  Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9 P.O. Box, 1
  3720 BA
 
Town:
  Bilthoven
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (31-20) 274 2661
Fax:
  (31-20) 274 4434
Web Site:
  http://www.rivm.nl/
Date of Designation:
  01/Apr/1977
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jul/2016
Expiry:
  14/Jul/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO in development and application of microbial risk assessment (MRA) as a component of the evidence base for the effective control of microbial hazards in food and water to human health. 
  2. To assist WHO in further development and dissemination of tools and data on food and waterborne disease burden estimation in a One Health approach. 
  3. To assist WHO in awareness raising and capacity building for monitoring and surveillance for food and waterborne pathogens. 
  4. To assist WHO in the development of guidelines for food and waterborne pathogens to human health. 
  5. To assist WHO in raising awareness, strengthening knowledge, and developing and implementing guidance on antimicrobial resistance in food and water. 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Food safety 
  3. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  5.4.1 - Technical assistance to enable Member States to control risk and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  CAWTHORNE Amy Louise
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1963
Email:
  cawthornea@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KRUSE Hilde
Phone:
  +4545336754
Email:
  kruseh@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork