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WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

REGIONAL INITIATIVES

 

Team leader, medical and technical officers

The Stop TB Unit in WHO’s Western Pacific Regional Office STB WPRO is comprised of experts in the areas of intensified case-finding particularly among high-risk and vulnerable groups, operational research, laboratory strengthening, TB/HIV co-infection, Multi-drug Resistant TB, infection control, TB surveillance, advocacy, partnerships and technical assistance coordination. All work is guided by the Regional Strategy.


Dr Catharina Kitty Van Weezenbeek
TEAM LEADER

Kitty oversees the general management and strategic direction of the unit. She is the primary point of contact for WHO Headquarters in Geneva, but also provides guidance to WHO country officers working in TB throughout the Region.


Dr Katsunori Osuga
MEDICAL OFFICER

Katsunori focuses on Objectives 2, 4 and 5 of the Regional Strategy, as well as Leprosy. Specifically, his work covers the areas of Laboratory, TB/HIV, Infection Control and leprosy.


Dr Nobuyuki Nishikiori
MEDICAL OFFICER

 Nobu's work covers Objectives 1 and 5 with special focus on universal access to TB services and care, intensified case-finding, high-risk and vulnerable groups, Monitoring and Evaluation and Operational Research.


Dr Mamel Quelapio
TECHNICAL OFFICER

Mamel's work is in Objective 3 and encompasses the Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB (PMDT). She also manages the Secretariat for the Regional Green Light Committee of the Western Pacific (rGLC WPR).


Ms Catherine Keri Lijinsky
TECHNICAL OFFICER

Keri works on Objective 5 in the areas of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization ACSM, Partnership and Programme Management and Finance. She is also the Regional focal point for the TB Technical Assistance Mechanism TBTEAM and follows Global Fund issues.


Dr Hu Dongmei

TECHNICAL OFFICER

Dongmei focuses on Operational Research within Objective 5. She is working on research related to high-risk groups, limited geographical access populations and migrants.

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