Following the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005), Member States are required to develop, strengthen and maintain their capacity to detect, assess, notify, and respond to a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
The WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for Infectious Disease Preparedness and IHR Monitoring & Evaluation supports WHO in the implementation and monitoring of the IHR at country level. This entails that the Collaborating Centre supports the establishment and strengthening of core capacities and functions, required under the IHR in WHO Europe Member States, by providing technical advice on all hazard preparedness and IHR Monitoring &Evaluation (M&E). In 2017 the National Coordination Centre for Infectious Disease Control (LCI) was first assigned WHO Collaborating Centre. In 2021, the LCI was re-designated as WHO Collaborating Centre for a period of an additional four years.
The WHO CC for Infectious Disease Preparedness and IHR Monitoring Evaluation is coordinated by Dr Doctor (Doctor) Corien Swaan, RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control.
WHO Collaborating Centres hosted by RIVM
- Overview WHO Collaborating Centres
- WHO CC for Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology and Surveillance
- WHO CC on Chemical Food Safety
- WHO CC for Family of International Classifications
- WHO CC for Infectious Disease Preparedness and IHR monitoring and evaluation
- WHO CC for Laboratory Preparedness and Response for High Threat Pathogens and Biorisk
- WHO CC on Life Course and Health
- WHO CC for Nutrition
- WHO CC for Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food and Water
- WHO CC for Smallpox Vaccine
- WHO CC for Tobacco Product Regulation and Control