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Ref.No. [Initiator]
UNK-126 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Identification & Characterization of Schistosome Strains & their Snail Intermediate Hosts

Director / Head: 
  Dr David Rollinson
 




Institution:
  Department of Life Sciences, Parasite and Vectors Division, Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories
  Natural History Museum
Address:
  Cromwell Road South Kensington, SW7 5BD
  SW7 5BD
 
Town:
  London
Country:
  UK
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  44-(0)207 942 5181
Fax:
  44-(0)207 942 5518
Web Site:
  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/
Date of Designation:
  01/Dec/1980
Last Redesignation:
  15/Dec/2016
Expiry:
  15/Dec/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. In collaboration with WHO, promote use of modern methodology in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology & parasitology, for the identification& characterization of schistosome species/strains & their snail intermediate hosts and conduct Research on the interactions between schistosomes and snails  
  2. In collaboration with WHO, set a collection of reference snail species involved in transmission of schistosomiasis and parasites responsible for disease; acting as a specimen repository and providing research specimens to the wider community. 
  3. In collaboration with WHO and SCORE implement operational studies on control and elimination of schistosomiasis using interventions to target behaviour and snail control in addition to preventive chemotherapy. 
  4. On request of WHO to provide technical assistance to monitoring and evaluation of schistosomiasis control and elimination programmes and transmission verification surveys and to support capacity building in snail control 
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Subjects:
  1. Schistosomiasis 
  2. Vector biology & control 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Evaluation  
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  1.4.2 - Implementation and monitoring of neglected tropical disease control interventions facilitated by evidence-based technical guidelines and technical support
  1.4.3 - New knowledge, solutions and implementation strategies that respond to the health needs of disease-endemic countries developed through strengthened research and training
 
Responsible Officer:
  GARBA DJIRMAY Amadou
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3367

Technical Counterpart:
  EMIROGLU Nedret
Phone:
  +4545336662
Email:
  emiroglun@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork