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Status
Pending
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Epidemiology & Control of Influenza

Director / Head: 
  Dr Jacqueline Katz
  Dr Xiyan Xu




Institution:
  Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Other Respiratory Diseases
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Address:
  1600 Clifton Road, A-20
  30333
  Georgia
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-404) 639 3591
Fax:
  (1-404) 639 2334
Web Site:
  http://www.cdc.gov/flu
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1956
Last Redesignation:
  29/Apr/2014
Expiry:
  29/Apr/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To maintain national & international virologic & disease surveillance for influenza, contribute data to WHO/GISRS for influenza vaccine virus selection and provide laboratory & epidemiologic assistance for outbreak investigations.  
  2. To evaluate the impact of influenza epidemics & to initiate collaborative research to increase knowledge on the epidemiology & burden of disease of influenza & other respiratory diseases.  
  3. To adhere to TORs specified in the ANNEX 5 of PIP Framework (http://www.who.int/influenza/resources/pip_framework/en/index.html) as relating to WHO Collaborating Centres for Influenza Terms of Reference Related to Work with Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.  
  4. To evaluate the effectiveness of current seasonal influenza vaccines and develop new types of vaccines for protection against influenza.  
  5. To evaluate the effectiveness of and monitor the susceptibility of influenza viruses to antiviral drugs, to inform public health recommendations. 
  6. To provide technical assistance and capacity building, including laboratory and epidemiologic training, to strengthen & expand the WHO GISRS.  
  7. To produce & supply epidemic & pandemic vaccine reference strains & diagnostic reagents for members of the WHO/GISRS and other institutions.  
  8. To develop, evaluate & standardize laboratory diagnostic, virologic and immunologic tests to establish new approaches for vaccine virus selection.  
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Subjects:
  1. Influenza 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  3. Providing technical advice to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  5.2.1 - Countries are enabled to develop and implement operational plans, in line with WHO recommendations on strengthening national resilience and preparedness covering pandemic influenza and epidemic and emerging diseases
  5.2.2 - Expert guidance and systems support in place for disease control, prevention, treatment, surveillance, risk assessment and risk communications
 
Responsible Officer:
  ZHANG Wenqing
Phone:
 
Email:
  zhangw@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MENDEZ RICO Jairo Andres
Phone:
 
Email:
  ricoj@paho.org
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork