In November 2004, the World Health Organization honored the International Training Center of the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, Riga East University hospital by awarding it the prestigious status of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (WHO CC). WHO CC promotes the implementation of WHO guidelines on drug-resistant tuberculosis strategies through training activities, consultations, and technical assistance to the National TB programs.
WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Terms of Reference of the WHO CC Latvia
Upon WHO`s request, to participate in collaborative research under WHO`s leadership on new TB drug development and laboratory diagnostic methods
Under WHO guidance to share the WHO CC`s experience with the TB community in the Region, in line with End TB Strategy and Regional policy frameworks