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SWI-46 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Vaccine Immunology

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Claire-Anne Siegrist
 




Institution:
  Département de Pédiatrie et de Pathologie, Centre médical universitaire, Faculté de Médecine
  Université de Genève
Address:
  1 rue Michel Servet, 1211 Geneva 4 -
 
 
Town:
  Geneva
Country:
  SWITZERLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (41-22) 702 50 01
Fax:
  (41-22) 702 50 02
Date of Designation:
  12/Jun/1995
Last Redesignation:
  04/Oct/2011
Expiry:
  04/Oct/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO in vaccine immunology-related advisory activities and by request of WHO provide advisory functions to international and national technical advisory boards, with a special focus on vaccine schedules and vulnerable populations - including in early life. 
  2. To participate in collaborative operational research aimed at the identification of the optimal use of vaccines for vulnerable populations - including in early life and upon WHO request. 
  3. As per WHO request, maintain a laboratory platform enabling the determination of B and T-cell vaccine responses elicited by alternate vaccine schedules or formulations and/or in vulnerable populations (including influenza) - including in early life. 
  4. To contribute to WHO's efforts in strengthening post-graduate and continuous training in the field of vaccine immunology. 
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Subjects:
  1. Vaccines 
  2. Immunology 
  3. Child & maternal health 
Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.1 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to maximize equitable access of all people to vaccines of assured quality, including new immunization product and technologies, and to integrate other essential child-health interventions with immunization.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  PFEIFER Dina
Phone:
  +45 45 33 68 15
Email:
  pfeiferd@who.int

You can also contact:
  1. MOSINA Liudmila 
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Technical Counterpart:
  FRUTH Ulrich Josef
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12678
Email:
  fruthu@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork