What Is WHOCC

Upcoming Sessions

Batch : May 2017

Presenter : Dr. Shasthry SM

Date : 27th October 2017


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What Is WHOCC

What is WHOCC?

A WHO collaborating center (WHOCC) is defined as “an institution designated by the Director-General WHO to form part of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in support of the WHO’s program at all levels.”

The WHO head office at Geneva designates “collaborating centres”. These centres implement agreed work programmes in their own area of scientific expertise or major specialism for a specified period of time.

The wide-ranging area of health promotion and prevention calls for international strategies which must be developed and implemented with the support of institutions and organizations at an international, national and regional level. In order to implement this networking activity, the WHO Head Office for designates "collaborating centres" for particular specialisms. The centres’ expertise and experience make a valuable contribution to health promotion at all levels. The cooperation between the WHO Head Office, WHO Regional Office, Country Office and a collaborating centre both strengthens and makes optimum use of national resources.

WHOCC at ILBS

WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseasesis based at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi (ILBS). ILBS has been a collaboration partner of the WHO Head Office in the field of Viral Hepatitis and Liver DiseasessinceDecember 2014.ILBS contributes to the development and dissemination of WHO strategies by sharing its knowledge and its many years of experience in viral hepatitis and liver diseases.As part of this collaboration, ILBS shares its expertise, thereby contributing to enhanced promotion of research and training in Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseasestreatment in the country.

The WHOCC at ILBS since its inception is working on 3 types of activities:

  1. Research Programmes
  2. Training and Educational Programmes for medical/Paramedical staff.
  3. Collection and collation of information

The above mentioned activities are rolled out on the basis of below mentioned Terms of References:

  1. To contribute to WHO’s work in generating data and evidence based policies for action in the field of viral hepatitis and its consequences. 
  2. To contribute to WHO’s work in prevention of transmission of viral hepatitis 
  3. To contribute to WHO’s work in increasing access to care and treatment of viral hepatitis and its consequences.
  4. To contribute to WHO’s work towards capacity building of healthcare workers.

ACTIVITIES

As part of the implementation of its statutory mandate for various activities on viral hepatitis and Liver Diseases, ILBS has developed many projects for end-users and activities for various groups of professionals in training of healthcare workers.

Below are the detailed descriptions of the activities undertaken at ILBS - WHOCC since its inception:

  1. ACTIVITY 1: COHORT STUDY
  • To conduct “Hospital based cohort studies” with the following objectives:
    • To evaluate non-invasive modalities for diagnosis of development and progression of hepatic fibrosis
    • To develop a predictive model for development and progression of hepatic fibrosis
    • To expand the study to other countries and regions

OUTCOME

A retrospective followed by prospective 5 year cohort study designed and IEC approval taken

Total Biopsies for Retrospective Cohort Study (2010-2015)

Prospectively enrolled cases (since Jan 2016)

Hepatitis B Virus Infections (HBV)

1685

99

Hepatitis C Virus Infections (HCV)

532

25

Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

789

167

TOTAL

3006

291

Desired sample size is 1000 each in HBV, HCV and NAFLD group

2. ACTIVITY 2: WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT - Clinicians and Paramedics

  • To develop curricula for the clinical diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer to train clinicians and specialists under two broad categories:
  • Hepatitis Induction Program (HIP)
    • Executive Course
    • Standard Hepatology course
    • Advanced Hepatology Course
    • Health Associate Course
  • Hepatitis Update Program (HUP)
    • E-leaning Courses

OUTCOME

  • Training Manual, modules and SOPS for clinical diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and HCC are developed by WHO CC members and are under revision
  • An internal committee of experts has been constituted to review and validate the modules.
  • Health Associate course module has been developed with the help of our nursing faculty
  • HIP program got approval from our Academic and Governing councils
  • Planning to train MOs and paramedical staff of NACO
  • HUP being integrated with our ILBS-ECHO program (35 medical colleges and 30 physicians are under going online training program on best practices in liver diseases)

 

3. ACTIVITY 3: WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT- Laboratory Staff

  • To develop training manual and SOPs for lab diagnosis of viral hepatitis (A-E) to train microbiologists and Lab technicians
  • The training material to undergo review and validation through:
    • Internal committee of experts
    • External reviewers

OUTCOME

  • A Training module for lab diagnosis of viral hepatitis and bio safety is developed by WHO CC members for Lab technicians
  • SOPS for each test and assay has been developed
  • An internal & external experts committee has been constituted
  • Modules and SOPs are reviewed and finalized by the internal and external committees
  • Conducted  2 pilot training of LTs nominated by DSACS, enrolled 800 more for this year

4. ACTIVITY 4: OPERATIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL

  • To plan and conduct an operational research to develop a working service delivery model for viral hepatitis
  • Services includes
    • Preventive strategies with community participation
    • Universal preventive measures
    • Virus Specific preventive measures
    • Low cost diagnostics
    • Affordable and accessible treatment
    • Assess outcomes
  • Finally to develop a low budget integrated service delivery model for prevention and management of viral hepatitis
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