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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
 
Town:
  Santa Fe
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (54-342) 489 2827
Fax:
  (54-342) 489 2827
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  25/Feb/1982
Last Redesignation:
  03/Sep/2010
Expiry:
  03/Sep/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO to advise countries in planning, implementation and evaluation of Tuberculosis control programs and Tuberculosis laboratory Networks. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. In collaboration with WHO to elaborate and design technical handbooks and training material on tuberculosis and its control. 
  6. 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. Research 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 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.
  Ower: 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.
  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