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Organization Contact Information

Name: The World Bank
Street 1: 1818 H Street NW G7-100
Street 2:
City: Washington
Province: DC
Post Code: 20433
Country: United States of America
Phone: 2024732525
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Montserrat
Last Name: Meiro-Lorenzo
Title: Senior Public Health Specialist

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Montserrat
Last Name: Meiro-Lorenzo
Title: Senior Public Health Specialist

General Information

Board Constituency: Multilaterals
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Multilateral Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
The World Bank works to bridge this divide and turn rich country resources into poor country growth. One of the world’s largest sources of development assistance, the World Bank supports the efforts of developing country governments to build schools and health centers, provide water and electricity, fight disease, and protect the environment.

Health, Nutrition & Population - Our mission: assist clients to improve health, nutrition, and population outcomes of poor people and protect people from the impoverishing effects of illness, malnutrition, and high fertility.

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Specializations / Areas of Work

Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United States of America


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
The Bank addresses TB directly but also by supporting tobacco control measures, health systems strengthening, and the improvement of public housing and environment. The Bank supports full-scale implementation of the WHO-recommended “Directly Observed Treatment Strategy” (DOTS).From 2005-2011, the Bank’s cumulative commitments to TB control totaled about US$270 million in 17 projects in 15 countries and three multi-country projects in Africa and Central Asia. The Bank also invests in projects to reduce smoking prevalence. Smoking increases the risk of TB by a factor of more than two-and-a-half times. Health systems strengthening activities that support TB control include the modernization of public health laboratory networks, health personnel training for timely detection and diagnosis, and improved technical capacity at various levels of the health system. This is important for monitoring and evaluation, which is a key building block for disease surveillance, program management, and tailoring policy to the specific needs of the country.
Additionally, the Bank supports improvements in public housing—in particular related to indoor air pollution—which reduce the risk of contracting TB.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: February 27, 2013