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Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Campylobacter

Director / Head: 
  Prof. dr. Jaap A. WAGENAAR
 




Institution:
  Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  University of Utrecht
Address:
  P.O. Box 80.165
  3508 TD
 
Town:
  Utrecht
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (31-30) 253 4376
Fax:
  (31-30) 253 3199
Date of Designation:
  22/Aug/2006
Last Redesignation:
  01/Sep/2017
Expiry:
  01/Sep/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO's efforts to build the capacity of Member States to develop (integrated) surveillance, attribute human illness to specific sources and develop intervention strategies to prevent and control human campylobacteriosis, including attention for antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter and antimicrobial resistance in a broader perspective. 
  2. To organize scientific meetings, educational activities, individual and group training, on laboratory techniques, the development and implementation of prevention and intervention strategies, and on antimicrobial resistance (in collaboration with WHO CC for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens (DEN-52)). 
  3. To develop new techniques and improved tools for Campylobacter isolation, identification and typing, and antimicrobial resistance which can be used to support surveillance, attribution and intervention studies.  
  4. To compile and disseminate state-of-the-art information for WHO and member states on surveillance, laboratory techniques, susceptibility and strategies to prevent and control human campylobacteriosis and containment of antimicrobial resistance.  
  5. To provide reference services for Member States for isolation, identification, typing and susceptibility testing of Campylobacter from a variety of matrices for veterinary, food and public health laboratories and to provide expertise to WHO and member states about the epidemiological relevance of the results. 
  6. To act as mentor/coach in longstanding (collaborative) projects with specific countries to build capacity and support the development of regional and country specific strategies to prevent and control human campylobacteriosis and to investigate and contain antimicrobial resistance.. 
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Subjects:
  1. Zoonoses 
  2. Food safety 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  3. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
WHO Outputs:
  5.4.1 - Technical assistance to enable Member States to control risk and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases
  5.4.2 - International standards and scientific advice, as well as a global information exchange platform, for effectively managing foodborne risks, in addition to the coordination needed to harness multisectoral collaboration 5.4.4 REMOVED
 
Responsible Officer:
  MATHEU ALVAREZ Jorge Raul
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1062
Email:
  matheujo@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LO FO WONG Danilo
Phone:
  +4545336612
Email:
  lofowongd@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork