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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center for Emerging Infectious Disease Response Research and Preparedness

Director / Head: 
  Dr Hugh Auchincloss
  Dr H. Clifford Lane




Institution:
  Office of the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Address:
  9000 Rockville Pike
  20892
  Maryland
Town:
  Bethesda
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +1-301-496-5717
Fax:
  +1-301-402-3573
Date of Designation:
  06/Feb/2020
Last Redesignation:
  06/Feb/2020
Expiry:
  06/Feb/2024
Terms of Reference:
  1. At the request of WHO, provide remote and on-site technical support and expertise to WHO and Member States during initial disease outbreak assessments to inform, collaboratively develop, and, when appropriate, assist in the implementation of an outbreak response research agenda. 
  2. At WHO’s request and in collaboration with WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme and the WHO R&D Blueprint, provide ongoing expertise, guidance and training to help develop response research preparedness tools such as clinical research protocols, case report forms, operational manuals, and standard operating procedures to facilitate the rigorous assessment of medical countermeasures, including diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics, to address emerging infectious diseases (EID). 
  3. Under WHO’s coordination and at the request of WHO, support WHO, Member States, and the WHO R&D Blueprint initiative in emerging infectious disease research preparedness activities by using the expertise, resources, and capabilities from NIAID and NIAID laboratories. 
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Subjects:
  1. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Viral diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Viral hemorrhagic fevers 
Types of activity:
  1. Outbreaks and emergencies 
  2. Providing technical advice to WHO 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  12.1.1 - Control strategies, plans and capacities developed for diseases such as cholera, viral haemorrhagic fever, meningitis and influenza and those due to vectorborne, emerging and re-emerging pathogens
  12.1.2 - Global expert networks and innovative mechanisms developed to manage new and evolving high-threat infectious hazards (such as for clinical management, laboratories, social science, and data modelling)
 
Responsible Officer:
  SHINDO Nahoko
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3446
Email:
  shindon@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  UGARTE CASAFRANCA Ciro
Phone:
 
Email:
  ugarteci@paho.org
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork