Research

WHO CC for Reference and Research of Arbovirus and their Associated Vectors

The Environmental Health Institute (EHI) of the National Environment Agency (NEA) is a centre of excellence for vector biology. It was officially designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Reference and Research of Arbovirus and their Associated Vectors on 22 February 2011, and since then has been re-designated twice, in 2015 and in 2019, each time for a four-year term. The institute will continue to support WHO’s efforts in strengthening the capacity and capability for the surveillance and control of arboviral diseases in the region.

Terms of reference

  1. Collaborate with WHO to strengthen the capacity of entomological and viral surveillance among WHO Member States in the region, to support the development of a collaborative regional and global network of national dengue surveillance systems.
  2. Provide training and promote sharing of best practices among WHO Member States, to enhance regional and global surveillance and control.
  3. Provide testing protocols, reference biological materials, tertiary referral and proficiency test services for national laboratories diagnosing arboviral diseases, to enhance quality of surveillance and disease diagnostics globally. 
  4. Share knowledge and expertise in the preventive surveillance and management of outbreak preparedness and response to arboviral infections in WHO Member States, including hosting exchanges and field deployment of experts.
  5. Partner with WHO Member States in operational research.
  6. Evaluate novel vector control tools, such as Wolbachia-Aedes technology, and share knowledge and expertise.

Please click here [PDF, 350.14 KB]  for more information on EHI’s inauguration as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research of Arbovirus and their Associated Vectors (First ASEAN Dengue Day). 

Please click here to learn more about the work we do as a WHO Collaborating Centre.

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