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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SIN-26 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research of Arbovirus and their Associated Vectors

Director / Head: 
  Dr Ng Lee Ching
 




Institution:
  Environmental Health Institute
  National Environment Agency
Address:
  11 Biopolis Way, #06-05/08 Helios Block
  138667
  Singapore
Town:
  Singapore
Country:
  SINGAPORE
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (65) 6771 9108
Fax:
  (65) 6777 8029
Date of Designation:
  22/Feb/2011
Last Redesignation:
  22/Feb/2011
Expiry:
  22/Feb/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Collaborate with WHO to strengthen the capacity of entomology and virus surveillance among member states in support of the development of a collaborative regional and global network of national dengue surveillance systems- in harmony with the the Bi-regional Dengue Plan. 
  2. 2. Collaborate with WHO to provide training and promote sharing of best practices among Member States to enhance regional and global surveillance and control. 
  3. 3. Collaborate with WHO to provide testing protocols, reference biological materials, tertiary referral and proficiency test services for national laboratories diagnosing Arboviral diseases (e.g. dengue and chikungunya) to enhance quality of surveillance and disease diagnostics globally. 
  4. 4. Collaborate with WHO to share knowledge and expertise in outbreak preparedness and response to Arbovirus infection. 
  5. 5. Collaborate with WHO Member States in operational research (e.g. tool development and testing) on Arboviral infection - in harmony with the Regional Research plan. 
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Subjects:
  1. Vector biology & control 
  2. Health systems research & development 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Others 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.5 - New knowledge, intervention tools and strategies that meet priority needs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases developed and validated, with scientists from developing countries increasingly taking the lead in this research.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  CHRISTOPHEL Eva-Maria
Phone:
  +63 2 5289723

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAYUDHAN Raman
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11868
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork