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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ARG-15 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Control of Tuberculosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Elsa Virginia Zerbini
 




Institution:
 
  Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias "Emilio Coni"
Address:
  Avda. Blas Parera 8260, Casilla de Correo N° 6 Sucursal N° 8
  3000
  Santa Fe
Town:
  Santa Fe
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (54-342) 489 2827
Fax:
  (54-342) 489 2827
Date of Designation:
  25/Feb/1982
Last Redesignation:
  03/Sep/2014
Expiry:
  03/Sep/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assisting WHO to make epidemiological analyses of mortality and morbidity from Tuberculosis, treatment evaluation and case finding in the Region stratified according to the magnitude of the problem. 
  2. To participate, in cooperation with PAHO/WHO, in the organization, coordination, implementation and/or teaching or training activities on Program and Laboratory Network Management, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis control and laboratory diagnosis. 
  3. In collaboration with WHO to conduct epidemiological, clinical and operational research in Tuberculosis and advise countries from the Region of the Americas to design and conduct those studies. 
  4. In collaboration with WHO to elaborate and design technical handbooks and training material on tuberculosis and its control. 
  5. To be part of the WHO/PAHO Laboratory Working Group in the Americas and participate in the activities involved in this. 
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Subjects:
  1. Tuberculosis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  1.2.1 - Intensified implementation of Stop TB Strategy to scale up care and control, with focus on reaching vulnerable populations, strengthening surveillance, and alignment with health sector plans facilitated
  1.2.2 - Updated policy guidance and technical guidelines on HIV-related tuberculosis, delivery of care for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, tuberculosis diagnostic approaches, tuberculosis screening in risk groups and integrated community-based management of tuberculosis
  Ower: 2.4 - Global, regional and national systems for surveillance, evaluation and monitoring strengthened and expanded to keep track of progress towards targets and allocation of resources for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control and to determine the impact of control efforts and the evolution of drug resistance.
Responsible Officer:
  DEL GRANADO Mirtha
Phone:
  1-202-974-3494
Email:
  delgrana@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  JAKUBOWIAK Wieslaw
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12485
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork