Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology and Control of Tuberculosis
Director / Head:
Dr. Elsa Virginia Zerbini
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias "Emilio Coni"
Avda. Blas Parera 8260, Casilla de Correo N° 6 Sucursal N° 8
(54-342) 489 2827
(54-342) 489 2827
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To assist WHO to advise countries in planning, implementation and evaluation of Tuberculosis control programs and Tuberculosis laboratory Networks.
- 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.
- To organize, coordinate and perform training activities on Tuberculosis Control Program and Laboratory Network Management; Epidemiology and Tuberculosis Control; Tuberculine-Test application, reading and interpretation.
- 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.
- In collaboration with WHO to elaborate and design technical handbooks and training material on tuberculosis and its control.
- To be part of the WHO/PAHO Laboratory Working Group in the Americas and participate in the activities involved in this.
Types of activity:
- Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level
WHO organization wide expected result:
2.1 - Guidelines, policy, strategy and other tools developed for prevention of, and treatment and care for patients with, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including innovative approaches for increasing coverage of the interventions among poor people, and hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations.
2.2 - Policy and technical support provided to countries towards expanded gender-sensitive delivery of prevention, treatment and care interventions for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including integrated training and service delivery; wider service-provider networks; and strengthened laboratory capacities and better linkages with other health services, such as those for sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition, drug-dependence treatment service respiratory care, neglected diseases and environmental health.
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.
DEL GRANADO Mirtha
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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