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SEN-10 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  Centre collaborateur de l'OMS pour les Arbovirus et les Virus de Fièvres Hémorragique

Director / Head: 
  Pr Amadou Alpha SALL
 




Institution:
  Unité des Arbovirus et des Virus de Fièvres hémorragique
  Institut Pasteur de Dakar
Address:
  36 Avenue Pasteur BP 220
 
 
Town:
  Dakar
Country:
  SENEGAL
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (221) 33 839 92 23
Fax:
  (221) 33 839 92 10
Web Site:
  http://www.pasteur.sn/
Date of Designation:
  09/Jul/2018
Last Redesignation:
  09/Jul/2018
Expiry:
  09/Jul/2022
Terms of Reference:
  1. To cooperate with WHO in its function of alert and response to Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens outbreaks of international importance, including outbreaks of Arboviruses, Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and novel and emerging infectious diseases. 
  2. During response operations to outbreaks of Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens coordinated by WHO, to assist with epidemiological surveys, laboratory investigations including further characterization , research and development activities (development of new RDT and NAT diagnostics, new vaccines, new medical countermeasures), carried out under the responsibility of WHO by providing personnel and/or equipment when possible. 
  3. During response operations to outbreaks of Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens coordinated by WHO, to provide onsite laboratory diagnostic support with staff and equipment when possible and to provide technical support to the national laboratories involved in epidemiological and laboratory investigations . 
  4. To inform WHO of any epidemiological or laboratory finding that would be in conjunction with a risk of transmission of a severe disease of international concern: Arboviruses, Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and novel and emerging infectious diseases. 
  5. To monitor the emergence of Arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever in order to detect any viral emergence in Senegal (Yellow fever, Rift Valley fever, West Nile, Dengue...), which, taking into account the ecological context, will facilitate setting up a regional alert in West Africa. This surveillance has two components: entomology and virology 
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Subjects:
  1. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Viral hemorrhagic fevers 
  3. Zoonoses 
Types of activity:
  1. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  2. Providing technical advice to WHO 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  5.2.1 - Technical assistance to Member States to strengthen preparedness and response capacities for epidemic and pandemic threats, with a specific focus on implementing the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework
  5.2.2 - Standing capacity to provide expert guidance and lead global networks and systems to anticipate, prevent and control epidemic and pandemic diseases
  5.1.1 - Implementation and monitoring of the International Health Regulations (2005) at country level and training and advice for Member States in further developing and making use of core capacities required under the Regulations
Responsible Officer:
  ALI AHMED Yahaya
Phone:
 
Email:
  aliahmedy@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  FORMENTY Pierre B.H.
Phone:
 
Email:
  formentyp@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork