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IND-111 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the health of indigenous populations

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Neeru Singh
 




Institution:
 
  National Institute for Research in Tribal Health
Address:
  Nagpur Road
  482003
  Madhya Pradesh
Town:
  Jabalpur
Country:
  INDIA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  +91-761-2672239/2672800
Fax:
  +91-761-2672835
Web Site:
  http://nirth.res.in/
Date of Designation:
  15/May/2012
Last Redesignation:
  15/May/2016
Expiry:
  15/May/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. 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. 
  2. 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 
  3. 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 
  4. Develop training materials and carry out training of health care workers on epidemiology and control of health problems of tribal populations 
  5. 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 
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Subjects:
  1. Malaria 
  2. Vector biology & control 
  3. Social Determinants of health 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Evaluation  
WHO Outputs:
  1.3.1 - Countries enabled to implement evidence-based malaria strategic plans, with focus on effective coverage of vector control interventions and diagnostic testing and treatment, therapeutic efficacy and insecticide resistance monitoring and surveillance through capacity strengthening for enhanced malaria reduction
  1.3.2 - Updated policy recommendations, strategic and technical guidelines on vector control, diagnostic testing, antimalarial treatment, integrated management of febrile illness, surveillance, epidemic detection and response for accelerated malaria reduction and elimination
 
Responsible Officer:
  CHRISTOPHEL Eva-Maria
Phone:
  +63 2 5289723

Technical Counterpart:
  SHUTES Erin Lee
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2697
Email:
  shutese@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork