The Centre for emerging viral diseases designated WHO collaborating centre | 12 June 2023

On 7 June, the World Health Organization (WHO), the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), formalized the designation of the University Hospital Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases as a WHO collaborating centre for epidemic and pandemic diseases. 

For Bertrand Levrat, CEO of the HUG, ‘this new partnership further strengthens the excellent collaboration between the HUG and the WHO, which has built up over the years based on very concrete experience. It is an honour for the HUG to thus be closely associated with an essential mission of the World Health Organization.’

‘This designation by the WHO highlights the level of expertise of our institutions’ researchers. It also represents international recognition and unparalleled visibility for our academic research,’ says Cem Gabay, Dean of the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine.


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