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PHL-19 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Malaria Diagnosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Socorro Lupisan
  Fe Esperanza Espino




Institution:
  Department of Parasitology
  Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
Address:
  9002 Research Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
  1781
  National Capital Region (NCR)
Town:
  Muntinlupa City
Country:
  PHILIPPINES
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +6328097599
Fax:
  +6328422245
Date of Designation:
  09/Jun/2011
Last Redesignation:
  09/Jun/2015
Expiry:
  09/Jun/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. Maintenance of specimen bank for testing and evaluating malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) 
  2. Evaluation of commercially-available malaria rapid diagnostic tests in collaboration with WHO 
  3. Maintenance of a regional malaria blood film repository (i.e. slide bank)  
  4. Provision of expert microscopy services 
  5. Evaluation of other malaria diagnostic and laboratory tests that are in the product development stage 
  6. Provision of applicable technical advice to WHO and other groups regarding laboratory-based diagnosis of malaria 
  7. Provision of support to malaria-endemic countries to strengthen their malaria diagnostic services.  
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Subjects:
  1. Malaria 
  2. Research policy & development 
  3. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  1.3.1 - Countries enabled to implement malaria strategic plans, with focus on improved diagnostic testing and treatment, therapeutic efficacy monitoring and surveillance through capacity strengthening
  1.3.2 - Updated policy recommendations, strategic and technical guidelines on vector control, diagnostic testing, antimalarial treatment, integrated management of febrile illness, surveillance, epidemic detection and response
 
Responsible Officer:
  CHRISTOPHEL Eva-Maria
Phone:
  +63 2 5289723

Technical Counterpart:
  BOSMAN Andrea
Phone:
  13860/13720
Email:
  bosmana@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork