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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/2012
Expiry:
  15/Dec/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. The use of modern methodology in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, ecology & parasitology, for the identification& characterization of various schistosome species/strains & their snail intermediate hosts isolated in different endemic areas. 
  2. The collection of reference snail species involved in transmission of schistosomiasis and parasites responsible for disease. On request, the identification of specimens referred from field investigators. Support of operational research and monitoring projects for control of schistosomiasis by consolidating data, acting as a specimen repository and providing research specimens to the wider community. 
  3. Research on the interactions between schistosomes and snails and the implications for epidemiology, control and elimination of schistosomiasis. The study of control and elimination of schistosomiasis using interventions to target behaviour and snail control in addition to preventive chemotherapy. 
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Subjects:
  1. Schistosomiasis 
  2. Vector biology & control 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  ENGELS Dirk A.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13824
Email:
  engelsd@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  EJOV Mikhail Nicolaevich
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 61
Email:
  ejovm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork