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IND-56 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research and Training

Director / Head: 
  Dr Soumya Swaminathan
 




Institution:
 
  National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
Address:
  Mayor V.R. Ramanathan Road (Old Spur Tank Road)
  600031
  Tamil Nadu
Town:
  Chennai
Country:
  INDIA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  (91-44) 28369600
Fax:
  (91-44) 2836 2528
Date of Designation:
  16/Sep/1985
Last Redesignation:
  05/Jun/2013
Expiry:
  05/Jun/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To promote innovative approaches for better implementation of TB control strategies through operational research and the development and evaluation of new tools - drugs, diagnostics and vaccines 
  2. To support assessments of the impact of TB control interventions and better determine trends in TB incidence, prevalence and mortality (including MDR-TB and TB/HIV) 
  3. To support WHO’s efforts in human resource development and capacity building through skills development to scale up TB control interventions in line with the Stop TB Strategy 
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Subjects:
  1. Tuberculosis 
  2. Research policy & development 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  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.
  Ower: 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.
Responsible Officer:
  HYDER Md Khurshid Alam
Phone:
  +911123309138
Email:
  hyderk@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  GRZEMSKA Malgorzata
Phone:
  13989/12565
Email:
  grzemskam@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork