A world where no one suffers from tuberculosis.
Our mission is to eliminate TB suffering through development and implementation of comprehensive TB control strategies.
In order to fulfill our mission, we will carry out the following activities both in and outside Japan.
- Conduct bacteriological and molecular epidemiological studies, including development of new diagnostics, which contribute to the understanding of the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Conduct basic and translational researches on pathophysiology, host-pathogen interaction and pharmacology against mycobacteria using clinical samples and animal models.
- Conduct epidemiological, operational and clinical researches, which contribute to evidence-based policies for TB prevention, care and control.
- As a supra-national reference laboratory in the Western Pacific Region, provide strategic and technical assistance to national tuberculosis reference laboratories of countries in the region.
- Provide professional consultancy and support to local and national TB control programs, including epidemiological assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and outbreak investigation.
- Contribute to human resource development through organizing and implementing various training courses.