Communicable Diseases (CDS)
HIV, tuberculosis, malaria,neglected tropical diseases and viral hepatitis affect billions of people around the world, and cause more than 4 million deaths each year. . The WHO Cluster for Communicable Diseases (CDS) is concerned with the prevention and treatment of these high-burden diseases.
The Cluster helps countries to prevent, reduce and mitigate the health impact of these diseases, which are a major factor affecting development.
- To develop norms, standards and policies to foster new solutions to prevent and treat these high-burden diseases.
- To assemble technical and normative expertise, especially in the realms of prevention, treatment, care, research, training and epidemiology.
- To develop innovative frameworks for public health action against these diseases, and to support health system strengthening.
- To engage leaders and civil society to make the case for increased and sustained investment in countering these diseases.
Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
Global Malaria Programme (GMP)
Global TB Programme (GTB)
Department of HIV/AIDS (HIV) and Global Hepatitis Programme
Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)