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SWE-56 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Biological Safety

Director / Head: 
  Dr Åsa SZEKELY BJÖRNDAL
 




Institution:
  Biosafety and Quality Assurance
  Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI)
Address:
  Nobels väg 18
  SE-171 82
  Stockholm
Town:
  Solna
Country:
  SWEDEN
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +46 8 457 24 34
Fax:
  +46 8 32 83 30
Date of Designation:
  19/Dec/2005
Last Redesignation:
  25/Jan/2010
Date of Discontinuation:
  24/Feb/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To share experience on construction of high containment laboratories and animal facilities. 
  2. To provide assistance to institutions in the establishment of biosafety programmes with special emphasis on high containment laboratories and animal facilities. 
  3. Participate in the development of standard biosafety training tools for global, worldwide use for: a) Biosafety trainers; b) Users. 
  4. To organize training courses for biosafety professionals in the Baltic region and FSU countries. 
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Subjects:
  1. Safety measures in microbiology 
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Types of activity:
  1. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.6 - Support provided to Member States in order to achieve the minimum core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (2005) for the establishment and strengthening of alert and response systems for use in epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  PREVISANI Nicoletta Claudia
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12866
Email:
  previsanin@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  GAVRILIN Evgeniy
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 80
Email:
  gavriline@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork