Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Director / Head:
Prof. Hajera MAHTAB
Bangladesh Institute of Research & Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders (BIRDEM)
122, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, 1000 -
(880-2) 861 7130
(880-2) 861 1138
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- 1. To develop strategies, techniques & tools for the training & education of professional & paraprofessional workforce required for the prevention & comprehensive management of diabetes & its complications in the context of developing countries.
- 2. To develop methodologies for epidemiological surveillance of diabetes mellitus & associated noncommunicable diseases in developing countries.
- 3. To conduct basic & clinical research on the etiopathogenesis & management of diabetes, its complications & other disorders related to metabolic syndromes with particular focus on special types of diabetes in tropics, role of plant materials in the management & nutritional evaluation of locally available food materials.
- 4. To explore socioeconomic burden of diabetes & related chronic, noncommunicable diseases in Bangladesh & to pilot various models of self-sustained culturally sensitive health care delivery in developing countries.
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
GARG Renu Madanlal
+41 22 79 14306
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork