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LVA-5 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Director / Head: 
  Dr Liga Kuksa
  Dr Vaira Leimane




Institution:
  International Training Centre (ITC)
  State Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases of Latvia (SCTLD)
Address:
  Stopinu p., LV 2118
  LV 2118
  Riga region
Town:
  Riga
Country:
  LATVIA
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (371) 6 704 8246
Fax:
  (371) 6 7048256
Web Site:
  http://www.ltbf.lv
Date of Designation:
  23/Apr/2004
Last Redesignation:
  27/May/2017
Expiry:
  27/May/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. In collaboration with WHO HQ and WHO Regional office for Europe to provide up to date, high quality, evidence based training and education for health care workers to successfully implement and sustain the key challenges in TB control of the End TB Strategy: MDR-TB including XDR-TB, TB/HIV, bacteriological aspects and laboratory strengthening, infection control etc., in line with the post-2015 global strategy and Regional policy frameworks 
  2. To collaborate with the WHO Working Group on MDR-TB, and WHO/Europe’s Green Light Committee (GLC), promote the implementation of WHO guidelines of the MDR-TB strategies through training activities, consultations and technical assistance to National TB Programmes, in line with the post-2015 global strategy and Regional policy frameworks 
  3. To participate in collaborative research under WHO leadership on new TB drug development and laboratory diagnostic methods, in line with the post-2015 global strategy and Regional policy frameworks. 
  4. To share the WHO CC’s experience with the TB community in the Region, on request of WHO and in-line with the post-2015 global strategy and Regional policy frameworks 
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Subjects:
  1. Tuberculosis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
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WHO Outputs:
  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.
  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: 2.6 - 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:
  EHSANI Soudeh
Phone:
  +45 45 33 69 93
Email:
  ehsanis@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  JAKUBOWIAK Wieslaw
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2485
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork