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USA-147 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals

Director / Head: 
  Dr Richard Webby
 




Institution:
  Department of Virology & Molecular Biology
  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, University of Tennessee
Address:
  Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Virology 262 Danny Thomas Place, MS330,38105-3678,Tennessee
  38105
  Tennessee
Town:
  Memphis
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (901) 595 3400
Fax:
  (901) 595-8559
Web Site:
  http://www.stjude.org
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1975
Last Redesignation:
  03/Jul/2016
Expiry:
  03/Jul/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. TORs as specified in 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. 
  2. Maintain functioning laboratory infrastructure and surge capacity for rapid and full characterization of influenza viruses from all hosts of interest to public health. 
  3. Conduct risk assessment of influenza viruses using animal models including ferrets and avian hosts. 
  4. Connect activities and facilitate collaboration between WHO laboratories and veterinary laboratories in areas of interest to public health. 
  5. Support WHO pandemic preparedness efforts  
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Subjects:
  1. Influenza 
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Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.7 - Member States and the international community equipped to detect, assess, respond to and cope with major epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases (e.g. influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, haemorrhagic fevers, plague and smallpox) through the development and implementation of tools, methodologies, practices, networks and partnerships for prevention, detection, preparedness and intervention.
  Ower: 1.9 - Effective operations and response by Member States and the international community to declared emergencies situations due to epidemic and pandemic prone diseases.
 
Responsible Officer:
  ZHANG Wenqing
Phone:
 
Email:
  zhangw@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MENDEZ RICO Jairo Andres
Phone:
  +1 43070
Email:
  ricoj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork