The Center for Biodefense and Global Infectious Diseases (CeBGIB) is a non-gubernamental organization established in western Mexico, and it is supported by high level national and international scientists for developing prevention strategies against highly infectious diseases. CeBGID plays a critical role in advancing research related to infectious diseases in Mexico and Latin American countries.
The CeBGID is correlated with the following:
a) The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity - CBD, United Nations.
b) The guidelines to strengthen biological response systems through the WHO International Health Regulations.
c) WHO Strengthening National Capacities for Epidemic Preparedness and Response in Support to National Implementation of IHR (2005).
d) The European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative, which promotes the strengthening of response capabilities in European countries.
CeBGID combines expertise, research facilities and equipment of national and international collaborators for developing potential therapeutic agents for highly infectious diseases (Ebola, Lassa, Marburg, etc.), as well as tropical diseases (Dengue, Zika, and others). Likewise, CeBGID conducts epidemiological studies in human and animal population combining Geographic Information Systems.