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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 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
Date of Designation:
  23/Apr/2004
Last Redesignation:
  27/May/2013
Expiry:
  27/May/2017
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 Stop TB Strategy: DOTS expansion, MDR-TB including XDR-TB, TB/HIV, bacteriological aspects and laboratory strengthening, infection control etc, in line with OWER 2.2.  
  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 DOTS and MDR-TB strategies through training activities, consultations and technical assistance to National TB Programmes, in line with OWER 2.1. 
  3. To participate in collaborative research under WHO leadership on new TB drug development and laboratory diagnostic methods, in line with OWER 2.6. 
  4. To share the WHO CC’s experience with the TB community in the Region, in line with OWER 2.1. 
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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:
  ACOSTA Colleen
Phone:
  +45 45336925
Email:
  acostac@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  JAKUBOWIAK Wieslaw
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12485
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork