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Ref.No. [Initiator]
MEX-31 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center on Laboratory Biosafety

Director / Head: 
  Sra. Lucia Hernández Rivas
  Luis Alberto Ochoa Carrera




Institution:
  Department of “Control de Muestras y Servicios”
  Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos (InDRE) “Dr. Manuel Martínez Báez”, Ministry of Health
Address:
  Francisco de P. Miranda No. 177, Col. Unidad Lomas de Plateros, Del Álvaro Obregón
  C.P. 01480
  D.F.
Town:
  Mexico
Country:
  MEXICO
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +51 (55) 5062 1600
Fax:
  N/A
Date of Designation:
  20/Sep/2017
Last Redesignation:
  20/Sep/2021
Expiry:
  20/Sep/2025
Terms of Reference:
  1. At PAHO/WHO’s request the proposed institution will assess and provide technical input to inform the development of laboratory policies on Biosafety and Biosecurity for health laboratories. 
  2. At PAHO/WHO’s request the proposed institution will support PAHO/WHO to develop documents for BSL-3 facilities implementation, operation, good laboratory practices and management. 
  3. At PAHO/WHO’s request the proposed institution will develop Biosafety and Biosecurity training activities to strengthen technical and managerial skills for the containment of High Threat Pathogens. 
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Subjects:
  1. Safety measures in microbiology 
  2. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Outbreaks and emergencies 
WHO Outputs:
  2.1.2 - Capacities for emergency preparedness strengthened in all countries
  2.2.2 - Proven prevention strategies for priority pandemic-/epidemic-prone diseases implemented at scale
  2.2.3 - Mitigate the risk of the emergence and re-emergence of high-threat pathogens
Responsible Officer:
  GABASTOU Jean-Marc
Phone:
  +51 45731
Email:
  gabastouj@paho.org

Technical Counterpart:
  KOJIMA Kazunobu
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3507
Email:
  kojimak@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork