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 Sub- 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.
Fudan University Global Health Institute; Health Poverty Action (UK), Yunnan Representative Office; Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Shandong Institute of Parasitic Diseases; Jiangsu Center for Disease Control and Prevention; IFKARA Health Institute, Tanzania; University of Yaoundé, Cameroon; National Institute of Public Health, Lao PDR; Health Service Academy, Pakistan; National Center for Malaria; Parasitology and Entomology, Cambodia; London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK; the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; Duke Global Health Institute, USA; Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK; Capacity Development International, UK.
Strengthened capacities amongst Chinese government officials and professionals in tropical disease prevention and control in Health Development Aid, particularly in bilateral and multilateral cooperation for improving public health, through the establishment of a Centre of Excellence of Health Development Aid.
From Mar. 2014 to Dec. 2016
Improving capacity for research and analysis; consulting services for international agencies; forming a global level expert team on Health Development Aid, and constructing a training facility for public health aid and conducting evaluation.
Improved capacity in research and analysis of Health Development Aid through case studies; enhanced capacity in information dissemination and training on Health Development Aid; improved capacity in aid project consultancy with a high impact on global health; and establish a platform for training in Health Development Aid.