Training and capacity building activities

Annually, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis of Latvia (WHO CC Latvia), organizes 7 to 12 international training activities and over the years has collaborated with different partners. Additionally, WHO CC Latvia has been involved in multiple national and international level projects addressing the key challenges for TB control.

The location of WHO CC Latvia is the Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Centre of Riga East University. This is where most of the training courses are held, and therefore practical visits to see the work of the MDR-TB ward, TB laboratory, out-patient department as well as to understand the infection control measures, nursing processes, patient management and collaboration among services in Latvia are an important part of the training programmes, to ensure people-centered TB care.

 The ONLINE training schedule for 2021 will be announced soon! 

Training in WHO CC

WHO CC Latvia offers and runs more than 20 different comprehensive training programmes for TB specialists, paediatricians, laboratory staff, surgeons, public health and TB control programme representatives. Training curriculum is regularly adapted following the rapidly changing worldwide innovations, scientific evidence, WHO guidance and recommendations in the management of DR-TB. 

In-country training

Upon request, different types of in-country trainings/workshops/consultations are offered, including drug resistant tuberculosis and new drugs management, childhood TB, effective health communication and training of trainers.

Training format

Training activities are delivered in different formats - workshops, online courses, hands-on training, intensive courses, conferences, scientific symposiums and using a variety of methods – lectures, case studies, group discussions, practical visits to sites, online presentations, etc.