On November 23, 2023 the official delegation from the Russian Federal Agency for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (ROSPOTREBNADZOR) visited AHRI. For its more than 100 years of existence, Rospotrebnadzor has guarded sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing, working to solve problems and protect the health of the population.
Rospotrebnadzor comprises more 88 regional offices and Hygienic and Epidemiological Centers in all regions of Russian Federation , 29 scientific research institutions, including Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, 12 Plague Control Stations, over 100 disinfecting organizations and 285 border inspection posts carrying out sanitary and quarantine control.
This big delegation led by Deputy Head of Rospotrebnadzor Smolensky Vyacheslav was welcomed by General Director of AHRI Prof. Afework Kassu and Deputy Director for Science and Innovation Dr. Alemseged Abdissa.
During the discussion, the Deputy Head of Rospotrebnadzor Smolensky Vyacheslav stated that the international cooperation is deemed to be one of the most important areas of activities of Rospotrebnadzor. It consists of providing technical assistance to other nations in combating infectious diseases, sharing and transferring the knowledge and experience in the scientific field, providing training for MSc and PhD students.
AHRI and Rospotrebnadzor agreed to initiate a collaboration and work together.
The leader of this group was the Deputy Head of Rospotrebnadzor Smolensky Vyacheslav
The other members were:
-Sergeeva Anastasia – Deputy Head of the Division of Bilateral International Cooperation of the Department of Scientific and Analytical Support and International Cooperation of Rospotrebnadzor;
-Egorova Svetlana – Deputy Director for Innovation Work of the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Pasteur of Rospotrebnadzor; –
-Naydenova Ekaterina – Senior Researcher of the Department of Operative Diagnostics of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute “Microbe” of Rospotrebnadzor;
-Andreev Sergey – Head of the Chemical laboratory of the Institute of Disinfection of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Federal Scientific Center of Hygiene named after F.F. Erisman” Rospotrebnadzor;
-Smirnova Svetlana – Head of the Center of ISMP of the Federal Research Institute of Viral Infections “Virom” of Rospotrebnadzor.