World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO Lyon Office is part of the International Health Regulations Coordination Department at WHO Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. The Office was inaugurated on 8 February 2001 to support WHO Regional Offices in their commitment to help developing countries improve their public health competencies, particularly in the area of epidemiology and laboratory diagnostics.
Its main activities include:
assistance in the implementation of total quality management in public health laboratories, with a focus on external quality assessment, training and laboratory twinning projects;
advice on the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR) requirements related to points of entry(airports, ports and ground crossings);
support to the application of IHR by setting up technical assistance for early warning, surveillance and response;
development and set up of training and education modules on international public health security and IHR;
enhancement of the competences of the various parties involved in implementing IHR.
The WHO Lyon office participates extensively to the "Diagnosis Centre" section of the GLOBE portal. Its team participated in the initial discussions on the structure of this section, contributes to the resources section and moderates several fora in the diagnosis community.
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