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
- 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.
- Provide training and promote sharing of best practices among WHO Member States, to enhance regional and global surveillance and control.
- 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.
- 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.
- Partner with WHO Member States in operational research.
- 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).
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to learn more about the work we do as a WHO Collaborating Centre.