Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research and Training
Director / Head:
Dr Soumya Swaminathan
National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
Mayor V.R. Ramanathan Road (Old Spur Tank Road)
(91-44) 2836 2528
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- Research policy & development
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Training and education
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.
HYDER Md Khurshid Alam
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork