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Name: Municipal Institute for Lung Disease and Tuberculosis, Belgrade
Street 1: Presevska 33
Street 2:
City: Belgrade
Post Code: 11050
Country: Republic of Serbia
Phone: +381112423094
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Radmila
Last Name: Curcic
Title: Head of Epidemiology and Statistics Department
Phone: +381 11 3811 856

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Dragana
Last Name: Mandic
Title: General manager
Phone: +381 11 2423 094

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Municipal Institute for Lung Disease and Tuberculosis, Belgrade is a health care institution involved in diagnostics, treatment and follow up of all lung diseases for the whole population ( adults and children) in the city of Belgrade (population app. 2 mil.).

The primary responsibility of our Institute is TB control.The Institute is engaged in TB case detection, active and passive, treatment and follow up for all patients in the Belgrade region, and in particular cases, when expertise is needed, we get involved/participate in the related TB activities in the whole territory of Serbia.
The Institute is one of the collaborators of NTP unit of the MoH of Serbia.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and 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: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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: Information on developments within the TB world
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:
TB control in Belgrade is conducted through active and pasive case finding, diagnostics, ambulatory treatment and follow up. Besides intensive contact traicing, active case finding has been performed in all Roma people living in slums, in sex workers, and IDUs at MMT programme.
In cooperation with Red Cross of Serbia, for all Roma patients, incentives are provided and distributed.

Geographical Reach

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


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:
For more than 10 years, DOTS has been fully implemented in Belgrade. We are fully complied with NTP of Serbia which is in accordance with Stop TB Strategy.

Our microbiologocal laboratory performs microscopy, culturing and DST under control of NRL and SNRL.

Computerized patients data base has been functional for almost 15 years and new variables have been introducen on geular basis and in accordance with the internation recommendations. Data are analyzed on regular basis and actions in response to them are taken.
AS for political commitment and drug supplies, those issues are in charge of and solved at the national level.

Drug-Resistant TB:
For MDR-TB patients DOT cabinet provides treatment with supervision and patient support.

For HIV+ TB patients, ambulantory phase of their treatment is performed in our Institute and in collaboration with the Clinic for Infectious Diseases of Clinical Center of Serbia.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Our micobacteriological lab performs microscopy, culturing and DST for the first-line drugs. Culturing is done only on solid media and introduction of liquid media is expected. Regular external controls are done by NRL and SNRL (Borstel, Gemany). Our lab use specially designed softwear which will in the near future enable automatic comparison of patients (from patients data base) and their laboratory results.


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Application date: January 9, 2009
Last updated: August 25, 2011