VI. Main Activities
The National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) is the only national level professional institution dealing with tropical diseases including parasitic diseases, and is mainly responsible for conducting scientific research on control and research of parasitic diseases and tropical diseases, education & training and international exchange and cooperation. NIPD also publishes 3 journals, including Infectious Diseases of Poverty. Since 1980, NIPD has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Center for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis.
Dr. Zhou Xiaonong is a researcher as well as Director of the NIPD. He is also the Vice Chairman of the NHFPC Expert Committee on Disease Control and Prevention, and the Chairman of the NHFPC Prevention and Control Committee for Schistosomiasis and Parasitic Diseases. He is also one of the Board members of the WHO NTD S&T Advisory Committee, the Group Leader of the WHO Experts Evaluation Panel for Tropical Disease in AP, and a Member of the WHO/TDR S&T Advisory Committee.
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania; Blue Nile National Institute for Communicable Diseases (BNNICD), Sudan; The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania; The National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia; The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH); Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), USA; The Natural History Museum (NHM), UK; Scitech Industrial Park, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine; Anhui Institute of Schistosomiasis Control; Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Shandong Institute of Parasitic Diseases; Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases; Beijing Holley-Cotec Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Hubei Jinhaichao Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
Improve the translation of lessons from Chinese experience, and Chinese technologies, to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa and Asia, using innovative approaches to distill, synthesize and disseminate lessons from long-term, multifaceted control programmes targeting malaria and schistosomiasis in China that are relevant to LMICs.
From Jan. 2014 to Dec. 2015。
Summarize, distill strategies and technologies of China in prevention, control and elimination of malaria, schistosome and other tropical diseases; study on applicability of Chinese experience in tropical disease prevention and control in LMICs in Asia and Africa; and establish a wide range of partnerships and disseminate experience and technology in tropical disease prevention and control through co-publishing works and so on.
Expected deliveries include research results of experience in tropical disease prevention and control as well as the application of relevant experience; improve the global network for tropical diseases; enhancing Chinese technical ability in global health engagement, etc.