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Ref.No. [Initiator]
USA-288 [AMRO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Control and Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in the Americas

Director / Head: 
  Professor Patrick J. LAMMIE
  Dr David G. ADDISS




Institution:
  Division of Parasitic Diseases
  National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), US Public Health Service
Address:
  CHAM 102 1403B M/S F22, GA 30333
 
 
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-770) 488 7770
Fax:
  (1-770) 488 7761
Web Site:
  http://www.cdc.gov
Date of Designation:
  02/Dec/1997
Last Redesignation:
  03/Dec/2003
Date of Discontinuation:
  24/Dec/2008
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To provide technical cooperation for the implementation of lymphatic filariasis elimination programs in the Americas & for surveillance in epidemiologic settings where control activities have ceased. 2. To provide technical cooperation for the development of epidemiological tools, training & assistance for the monitoring & evaluation of lymphatic filariasis elimination programs. 3. To maintain a data & reference repository for available knowledge on the distribution & geographic stratification of lymphatic filariasis in the Americas that will be jointly maintained & shared completely with WHO/CPE & WHO/AMRO & with its Member Countries. 4. To collaborate with Member Countries on operational research needed to enhance the effectiveness of control/elimination programs in the Region. 
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Responsible Officer:
  Ault, Dr Steven
Phone:
  (1-202) 974 3896
Email:
  aultstev@paho.org

Technical Counterpart:
  Biswas, Dr G.
Phone:
  (41-22) 791 3850
Email:
  biswasg@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork