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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:
  168-5, Osongsaengmyeong4-ro, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu
  363-954
  Chungbuk
Town:
  Cheongju
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/2015
Expiry:
  25/Aug/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To provide technical assistance to National Tuberculosis Programmes (NTP) in countries with a high burden of tuberculosis (TB) and to contribute to technical discussions in various WHO meetings 
  2. To serve as a member of Supranational TB Reference Laboratory (SRL) network through providing technical support to national TB laboratories in low- and middle-income countries 
  3. To provide training courses on TB control and laboratory management for TB high burden countries  
  4. To support epidemiological and operational research to broaden an evidence base for advancing TB control in the Region 
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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:
  1.2.1 - Intensified implementation of Stop TB Strategy to scale up care and control, with focus on reaching vulnerable populations, strengthening surveillance, and alignment with health sector plans facilitated
  1.2.2 - Updated policy guidance and technical guidelines on HIV-related tuberculosis, delivery of care for patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, tuberculosis diagnostic approaches, tuberculosis screening in risk groups and integrated community-based management of tuberculosis
 
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