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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/2011
Expiry:
  09/Jun/2015
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 (i.e. slide bank) repository 
  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 
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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:
  Ower: 2.3 - Global guidance and technical support provided on policies and programmes in order to promote equitable access to essential medicines, diagnostic tools and health technologies of assured quality for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and their rational use by prescribers and consumers, and, in order to ensure uninterrupted supplies of diagnostics, safe blood and blood products, injections and other essential health technologies and commodities.
  Ower: 2.1 - Guidelines, policy, strategy and other tools developed for prevention of, and treatment and care for patients with, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including innovative approaches for increasing coverage of the interventions among poor people, and hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.
 
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