National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC
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Short description of the organization and its work to control and eliminate NTDs
The National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD), Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) was found in 1950. The institute was designated as WHO Collaborative Centre for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis since 1980. Currently, NIPD plays very important role in technical guidance and process supervision of national control programs of parasitic diseases and has established the National Reference Laboratory for Parasitic Diseases with focus on malaria and schistosomiasis.
The national reference laboratory has conducted trainings and EQA activities annually. Furthermore, a provincial reference laboratory network has been formed. In endemic regions of schistosomiasis, laboratory network has been expanded to county level. The main tasks now is to translate the research findings into control programmes, provide the technical support to the control programmes, and engage in the global health.