Collaborating institutions

Collaborating centres

International Organizations

The Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Programme (MZCP)

The Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Centre (MZCC) based in Athens, Greece, is the coordinating and managing office for the Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Programme (MZCP). It is guided by WHO headquarters and collaborates closely with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Codex Alimentarius

The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. One of the main purposes of this Programme is protecting consumers' health.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The objective of FAO's Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) is to help facilitate the development of the fast expanding and changing global livestock sector so as to enable it to provide clean and safe animal products to consumers. EMPRES is FAO's programme that deals with outbreak alerts.

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

A few of the objectives of the OIE are: to ensure transparency in the global animal disease situation, to collect, analyse and disseminate scientific information, to provide expertise and to provide a better guarantee of the safety of food of animal origin.

Non-Governmental Organizations

Consortium for Conservation Medicine (CCM)

The Consortium for Conservation Medicine is a collaborative institution that strives to understand the link between anthropogenic environmental change, the health of all species, and the conservation of biodiversity.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

The purpose of the Wildlife Conservation Society is to save wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks.

World Conservation Union (IUCN)

The mission of the World Conservation Union is “to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.”


The purpose of WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) is to conserve the natural environment and ecological processes worldwide.

Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface (HAI)

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Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses (GLEWS)

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