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KOR-24 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Training and Reference Laboratory on Tuberculosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Hee Jin kim
 




Institution:
 
  Korean Institute of Tuberculosis - The Korean National Tuberculosis Association
Address:
  482, Mansu-ri, Kangwoi-myun
  363-954
  Chungbuk
Town:
  Osong
Country:
  REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (82-43) 249-4922
Fax:
  (82-43) 249-4989
Web Site:
  www.knta.or.kr
Date of Designation:
  16/May/1995
Last Redesignation:
  25/Aug/2011
Expiry:
  25/Aug/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To serve as a reference laboratory for identification and classification of mycobacteria and drug susceptibility testing 
  2. To conduct training on bacteriology and quality assurance of bacteriological examination for mycobacteria 
  3. To coordinate collaborative studies on quality assurance and standardization of laboratory techniques, and to serve as a reference laboratory in the drug resistance surveillance system 
  4. To provide training in epidemiology and tuberculosis prevention and control to tuberculosis staff, physicians and nurses. 
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Subjects:
  1. Tuberculosis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
  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.
 
Responsible Officer:
  NISHIKIORI Nobuyuki
Phone:
  +63 2 5289706

Technical Counterpart:
  GRZEMSKA Malgorzata
Phone:
  13989/14428
Email:
  grzemskam@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork