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Ref.No. [Initiator]
FIN-30 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Tuberculosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Tuula Vasankari
 




Institution:
 
  Finnish Lung Health Association (FILHA)
Address:
  Sibeliuksenkatu 11A 1, FIN-00250
  00250 Helsinki
 
Town:
  Helsinki
Country:
  FINLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +358505450589
Fax:
  + 358 9 4542 1210
Web Site:
  http://www.filha.fi
Date of Designation:
  24/Oct/1997
Last Redesignation:
  01/Sep/2010
Expiry:
  01/Sep/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To collaborate with WHO in supporting the implementation of the WHO recommended TB control strategy and training on TB control in North-West Russia, Middle and Eastern Europe and also in areas and regions of less developed low-to-mid income countries. 
  2. To arrange annual, regular or as needed TB training courses for both physicians nurses in Estonia and North-West Russia, as well as in areas and regions of less developed low-to-mid income countries. 
  3. To arrange national and international workshops and seminars on TB in collaboration with WHO, other international agencies (e.g. ministries, national public health institute). 
  4. To plan and implement the National Tuberculosis Control Program 2007-2012 in Finland together with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and the National Institute for Health and Wellfare. 
  5. To continue work with, and support of, the PAL (Practical Approach to Lung Health) strategy by providing technical assistance, training and other possible activities. 
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Subjects:
  1. Tuberculosis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
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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.
 
Responsible Officer:
  DARA Masoud
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 49
Email:
  daram@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