Building on previous and current work by the National Coordination Centre for Infectious Disease Control (LCI) to support IHR implementation for the Dutch overseas territories, the WHO CC team has gained vast expertise in developing integrated and sustainable approaches.

Particular expertise involves the support to strengthen vector control and laboratory capacities, while having limited response capacities. Other efforts are related to establishing a vector control network, including NHI counterparts, to increase knowledge and expertise on mosquito control and related vector-borne diseases.

To further strengthen and improve the applicability of IHR in small island settings and remote areas, the LCI seeks to collaborate and share experiences with other countries with overseas territories and/or remote areas. In addition, the WHO CC has developed a research agenda aiming to better support OCTs & SIDS in developing and maintaining critical capacities for public health emergencies.

Leading Staff Expertise
Dorothee Roβkamp, MSc     Senior policy advisor Preparedness
Daisy Ooms, MD  Senior consultant communicable disease control 
Marieta Braks, PhD Medical Entomologist
Johan Reimerink, MSc Senior Laboratory Technician
Samira Koullali, LL.M Lawyer specialised in Public Health related legislation
Hans van den Kerkhof, MD Senior consultant communicable disease control for Dutch overseas territories