Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for the health of indigenous populations
Director / Head:
Dr. Neeru Singh
Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals (RMRCT)
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- As a technical resource centre on tribal health, design and conduct research on health problems of tribal populations including development and/or evaluation of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.
- Serve as reference centre for evaluation of rapid diagnostic test and their quality control, research on insecticide treated nets and other materials related to tribal population
- Assess the disease burden and economic consequences of malaria and other health problems among tribals and use these data for further refining strategies and interventions
- Develop training materials and carry out training of health care workers on epidemiology and control of health problems of tribal populations
- As an information clearing house on tribal health, collate, analyse and disseminate information and materials relating to health problems of tribal and other vulnerable populations in the region
- Vector biology & control
- Research policy & development
Types of activity:
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
1.5 - New knowledge, intervention tools and strategies that meet priority needs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases developed and validated, with scientists from developing countries increasingly taking the lead in this research.
2.6 - New knowledge, intervention tools and strategies developed and validated to meet priority needs for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with scientists from developing countries increasingly taking the lead in this research.
You can also contact:
- KRISHNAN Sampath Kumar
+41 22 79 12674
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork