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TAN-8 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for neglected tropical diseases

Director / Head: 
  Dr Said Mohammed Ali
 




Institution:
  Parasitology Unit
  Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IdC)
Address:
  P.O. Box 122, Wawi Chake
 
 
Town:
  Pemba, Zanzibar
Country:
  UNITED REP. TANZANIA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (255-24) 245 2003
Fax:
  (255-24) 245 2003
Date of Designation:
  08/Aug/2005
Last Redesignation:
  06/Aug/2013
Expiry:
  06/Aug/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist in developing strategies towards the elimination of urinary schistosomiasis 
  2. To establish a surveillance system and carry out Transmission Assessment Surveys (TAS) to ensure and sustain the elimination of LF.  
  3. To monitor and evaluate the impact of NTD control programmes, including trachoma. 
  4. To develop sensitive quantitative techniques for the diagnosis of helminth infections and schistosomiasis and for monitoring control/elimination programmes 
  5. To organize and conduct clinical trials for the development and assessment of drugs for the control of NTD with special focus on schistosomiasis, STH infections including strongyloidaisis, and lymphatic filariasis.  
  6. To assist TB and Leprosy Control Programme in monitoring and establishing Leprosy active case finding and surveillance system to reduce its incidence below 1/10.000.  
  7. To promote and carry out capacity building of national and international health staff in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NTD control programmes  
  8. To provide technical support to neighbouring countries in planning, monitoring and evaluating integrated NTD control programmes 
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Subjects:
  1. Schistosomiasis 
  2. Parasitic diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Evaluation  
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  MONTRESOR Antonio
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13322
Email:
  montresora@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  TCHUEM TCHUENTE Louis-Albert
Phone:
  (+263)772 155 629-632
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork