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USA-335 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Applied Biosafety Programmes and Training

Director / Head: 
  Ms Cristina Bressler
  Dr Paul Meechan




Institution:
  Office of Safety, Health and Environment
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Address:
  1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS F05
  30333
  GA
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +1 404 639 0601
Fax:
  +1 404 639 1691
Date of Designation:
  04/Jun/2012
Last Redesignation:
  04/Jun/2012
Expiry:
  04/Jun/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. Provide scientific and technical biosafety/biosecurity consult, and assist WHO with the development of international policies, guidance, and recommendations associated with biorisk management and the transport of infectious substances. 
  2. To assist and support WHO in strengthening laboratory biorisk management. Activities may include review of biosafety & biosecurity programs, facillty & containment issues, laboratory design & construction, and facility operation & maintenance programs as requested by WHO. 
  3. Assist WHO in the development of training tools, the organization of training activities, and providing information and guidance to the community 
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Subjects:
  1. Safety measures in microbiology 
  2. Biological 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.6 - Support provided to Member States in order to achieve the minimum core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (2005) for the establishment and strengthening of alert and response systems for use in epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  PREVISANI Nicoletta Claudia
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12866
Email:
  previsanin@who.int

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