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Organization Contact Information

Name: Finnish Lung Health Association (Filha)
Street 1: Sibeliuksenkatu 11 A 1
Street 2:
City: Helsinki
Post Code: 00250
Country: Finland
Phone: 00358505450589
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Tuula
Last Name: Vasankari
Title: Secretary General
Phone: +358 50 5450589

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Sirkku
Last Name: Grierson

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Filha is a non-governmental public health organisation (NGO) fighting against tuberculosis and lung diseases by implementing prevention and treatment programmes, educating health care professionals and enhancing networking of experts. Filha acts nationally in Finland but also in its neighbouring areas and in areas of less developed health care infrastructure.

Filha was founded in 1907 and is thus one of the oldest public health organisations in Finland. Filha is also a constituent member of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and The Union Collaborating Centre. Since 1997 Filha acts as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention, Control and Treatment of Tuberculosis.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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:
We are carrying out our national TB programĀ“s tasks and the revision of national TB program is leaded through Filha.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Finland
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Russian Federation


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:
Work in Finland, continuos.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Work in Finland. National expert group of Tb treatment lead by Filha (Tuula Vasankari) since 2007 and continues.

Taking part in TUBIDU project from 2011, final year. Collaboration with Poland, new seed monet project.

Laboratory Strengthening:
In Murmansk during the preceeding years, not continuing.

Fundamental Research:
Finland, epidemiologia, outbreak research, TB among migrants


Declaration of interests:
No conflict of interest

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Last updated: June 17, 2014