WHO Collaborating Centre




Technical advice

The Collaborating Centre provides technical advice on research design, field methods and data analysis when requested by the WHO.

Technial Advisor
Kariane St-Denis

Senior Advisors
Serene Joseph
Brittany Blouin

Theresa Gyorkos

WHO Officer
Antonio Montresor

Dr. Theresa Gyorkos is the Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre (CC) for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control (CAN-88).

This CC was established in 2015 and is based in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupation Health at McGill University. It is currently in its second term (2019-2023).

Dr. Theresa Gyorkos participated in the elaboration of the 2021-2030 Road Map for Neglected Tropical Diseases. She is a member of the Working Group on Monitoring, Evaluation and Research of Neglected Tropical Diseases. This Working Group recently developed a Framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Neglected Tropical Diseases, a companion document to the Road Map.



At the request of the WHO,  the Collaborating Centre offers short courses and training opportunities to managers of control programmes on parasite control and related epidemiological and biostatistical methods.


Publications & documents

When requested, the Collaborating Centre contributes to WHO publications and documents of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Links with other WHO CCs

The Collaborating Centre interacts with other WHO CCs on priority needs in parasite prevention and control, particularly related to epidemiological and biostatistical methods. 

In 2015, EBOH was designated by the World Health Organization

The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health is the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control. 

In partnership with several McGill units, the centre disseminates knowledge and provides consultation to policy makers. Its aim is to decrease the burden of diseases associated with parasite infections worldwide. 

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