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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Laboratory Standards and Accreditation

Director / Head: 
  Mr. Glen Fine
 




Institution:
 
  Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Address:
  950 West Valley Road, Suite 2500, PA 19087-1898
  19087
  Pennsylvania
Town:
  Wayne
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-610) 688 0100
Fax:
  (1-610) 688 0700
Web Site:
  http://www.clsi.org
Date of Designation:
  01/Jun/1985
Last Redesignation:
  12/Aug/2016
Expiry:
  12/Aug/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist the WHO in the identification, monitoring and reducing Anti-Microbial Resistance in Human and Food Animals  
  2. Develop, revises and distribute the catalog of CLSI Standards and Guidance documents in the field 0f laboratory medicine for use by the WHO  
  3. To assist in global harmonization of terminology of medical laboratory standards for ease of global standardization within the field of laboratory medicine.  
  4. To assist advancing the WHO's efforts to advance the field of laboratory Point of Care Testing (POCT) standards, implementation, and operator training. 
  5. To assist the WHO regions with implementation of their Global Health Security programs. 
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
  2. Safety measures in microbiology 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  4.3.3 - Improved quality and safety of medicines and other health technologies through norms, standards and guidelines, strengthening of regulatory systems, and prequalification
  4.3.9 - Indirect management and administration of Access to medicines and health technologies and strengthening regulatory capacity
  5.2.3 - Implementation oversight of the draft global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, including surveillance and development of national and regional plans
Responsible Officer:
  VERCAUTEREN Gaby Henriette
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4728

Technical Counterpart:
  GABASTOU Jean-Marc
Phone:
  +51 45731
Email:
  gabastouj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork