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KUW-4 [EMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Widad Al- Nakib
  Dr Sahar Essa




Institution:
  Virology Unit, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine
  University of Kuwait
Address:
  Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait
  13110
  Safat
Town:
  Kuwait
Country:
  KUWAIT
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  (965) 24986560, 99867037
Fax:
  (965) 25332719
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  01/May/1987
Last Redesignation:
  01/Mar/2014
Expiry:
  01/Mar/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. In collaboration with WHO, act as a Regional resource lab for special HIV& STI-related tests including genotyping and drug resistance testing or surveillance studies. 
  2. In coordination with WHO/EMRO, provide in-country and distance technical support services to member states in the EMR in relation to developing their HIV laboratory capacity, setting their standards and training their staff using the WHO-recommended public health approach for low and middle income countries. 
  3. In collaboration with WHO/EMRO, Hold basic and advanced symposia, courses and workshops to train individuals from different countries in the EMR on HIV/AIDS and STI laboratory policies, technologies, quality control and quality assurance. 
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Subjects:
  1. HIV/AIDS 
  2. Sexually transmitted diseases (excluding HIV/AIDS) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
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: 2.5 - Political commitment sustained and mobilization of resources ensured through advocacy and nurturing of partnerships on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria at country, regional and global levels; support provided to countries as appropriate to develop or strengthen and implement mechanisms for resource mobilization and utilization and increase the absorption capacity of available resources; and engagement of communities and affected persons increased to maximize the reach and performance of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control programmes.
 
Responsible Officer:
  HERMEZ Joumana George
Phone:
 
Email:
  hermezj@who.int

You can also contact:
  1. RIEDNER Gabriele 
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Technical Counterpart:
  SANDS Anita
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11691
Email:
  sandsa@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork