Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Director / Head:
Prof. Neil Woodford
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Reference Unit
Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
44 20 8327 7255
+44 20 8200 7449
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To provide expert scientific and technical support and guidance to WHO programmes, projects and collaboration platforms relating to antimicrobial drug resistance (especially in healthcare associated pathogens, ‘high risk’ bacterial clones, highly transmissible resistance elements), infection prevention and control in health care and outbreak response. (e.g., Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance -CAESAR network, Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network – GOARN, Global Infection Prevention, GPIC Network).
- Upon request, to advise WHO on infection prevention and control measures, providing expert scientific and technical support for the development of guidelines, tools, education and information resources which promote improved infection control practices.
- To assist WHO in the development and dissemination of policies and strategies to combat antimicrobial drug resistance, including surveillance, laboratory strengthening, infection prevention and control and research and development.
- To assist WHO by providing reference laboratory services and training on antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria, resistance mechanisms and for characterization of healthcare associated bacterial pathogens
- Upon request, to assist WHO in monitoring various aspects of antimicrobial resistance including susceptibility testing, quality assurance, audit and review cycles.
- Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned
- Patient safety
- Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned
Types of activity:
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Information dissemination
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
5.1 - Norms and standards developed, capacity built and technical support provided to Member States for the development and strengthening of national emergency preparedness plans and programmes.
5.7 - Acute, ongoing and recovery operations implemented in a timely and effective manner.
COUTINHO Ana Paula
PESSOA DA SILVA Carmem Lucia
+41 22 79 12844
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork