As of today, the Collaborating Centres in the Region have been supporting the Organization with COVID-19 related initiatives on several topics:

HON-1, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and community intervention in Epilepsy

MEX-31, WHO Collaborating Center on Laboratory Biosafety
MEX-34, WHO Collaborating Centre on Laboratory Quality Management
USA-118, WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Epidemiology & Control of Influenza

  • Training
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Health Promotion and Risk Communication
  • Periodic and situational reports

ARG-30, WHO Collaborating Centre on the Rational Use of Medicines

ARG-34, WHO Collaborating Centre in Knowledge Management
SPA-50, WHO Collaborating Centre in eHealth
USA-350, WHO Collaborating Centre for Information Systems for Health

ARG-14, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Referential Diagnosis, Biological Production & Training in Chagas & Parasitic Diseases

  • Supporting ANLIS in the diagnosis of COVID-19

USA-349, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety

USA-457*, WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Research for Health
(currently being designated, was USA-425 from 2016-2020)

  • Submitted manuscript and published protocol in PROSPERO Database for Living Review with WHO to inform guidelines on infant feeding
  • Received an NIH award to develop a point-of-care antigen/antibody test on FeverPhone platform particularly for use in resource-limited settings and ports of entry

USA-297, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Information, Knowledge Management and Sharing