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USA-305 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Control of Epidemic Meningitis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Tanja POPOVIC
  Dr Nancy ROSENSTEIN




Institution:
  Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Address:
  Mail stop G34, Bldg 17, Room 2029 1600 Clifton Road NE, GA 30333
 
 
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-404) 639 1730
Fax:
  (1-404) 639 3172
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  15/Jun/2004
Last Redesignation:
  15/Jun/2004
Date of Discontinuation:
  17/Oct/2008
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Assistance to WHO & Member States in emergencies including on-site consultation during meningococcal epidemics. 
  2. 2. Assistance to countries in surveillance of n. Meningitides strains, including identification, sub typing & antibicrobial susceptibility testing. 
  3. 3. Training of national professionals including epidemic preparedness, laboratory abilities & epidemiologic investigations. 
  4. 4. Collection, collation & analysis of epdemiologic information for WHO & Member States. 
  5. 5. Collaboration with WHO in evaluation of vaccine candidates newly developed diagnostic techniques & control measures. 
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Subjects:
  1. Bacterial diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Training and education 
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.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  BERTHERAT Eric Gerard Georges
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14608
Email:
  bertherate@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LIBEL Marlo
Phone:
 
Email:
  libelmar@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork