The WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information is a unique centre which brings together an interdisciplinary group of scientists and policy makers across the University of Zagreb and institutions of excellence in HIV surveillance from all over the world.
The Centre mission is to contribute to increasing capacities in the implementation of effective, sustainable and context-specific HIV surveillance and monitoring and evaluation systems which enable evidence-based development of HIV prevention, care and treatment. The Centre is based at the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Sharing knowledge and building research capacities are the key components of Centre’s work. Since the Centre establishment in 2003, more than 1900 participants from 95 countries in Europe, North and Central Africa, Caribbean and the Middle East have been trained in HIV surveillance and monitoring and evaluation.
The Centre is committed to helping countries to develop strategic information to guide a more effective HIV response by providing innovative training programmes and technical assistance, as well as developing partnerships and collaborative networks that bring together a wide range of expertise in the field.