RIVM cooperates with the World Health Organization (WHO) in various ways. For instance, members of Staff are seconded to WHO Europe to work on prevention of tuberculosis and antimicrobial resistance. We also made an agreement with WHO Europe for cooperation on health information and antimicrobial resistance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. RIVM also functions as a polio reference laboratory. In addition, we host WHO Collaborating Centres supporting various WHO programmes.

The WHO Director-General appoints various establishments as WHO collaborating centres. The work of the collaborating centres is to support the programmes being run by WHO.

WHO Collaborating Centres hosted by RIVM

WHO Collaborating Centre Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology and Surveillance

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WHO CC Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology and Surveillance

WHO Collaborating Centre Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food and Water

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WHO CC Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Food and Water

WHO Collaborating Centre for Immunotoxicology and Allergic Hypersensitivity

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WHO CC Immunotoxicology and Allergic Hypersensitivity

WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Product Regulation and Control

WHO CC Tobacco Product Regulation and Control

WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (FIC)

WHO CC the Family of International Classifications (FIC)

WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Preparedness and IHR monitoring and evaluation

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WHO CC Infectious Disease Preparedness and IHR monitoring and evaluation

European Health Information Initiative

The WHO Regional Office for Europe and RIVM have joined forces to improve European health information and to develop a stronger and more sustainable health system. The Initiative will be expanded into a multi-partner body. More information on the webpages of EHII.