World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information

WHO CC  for HIV Strategic Information aims to support data-driven sciences that are needed to plan and monitor responses to epidemics of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis.  As epidemiologists and public health professionals, we are committed to understanding  factors that influence HIV transmission in diverse populations and settings, and translate and use this knowledge to enhance prevention, treatment and well-being. 

We conduct research, build capacity of scientists and healthcare personnel, improve data monitoring and use, and provide technical assistance to governments.

Our mission

The WHO CC  mission is to contribute to increasing capacities in the implementation of effective, sustainable and context-specific HIV strategic information and monitoring and evaluation systems which enable evidence-based development of HIV prevention, care and treatment. Increasingly, we conduct work on viral hepatitis and STI surveillance, prevention and control. The Centre is based at the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health,  University of Zagreb School of Medicine.

Sharing knowledge and building research capacities are the key components of Centre’s work. We have a very strong record of training HIV epidemiologists and public health professionals. Since  2005, more than 3000 professionals from 108 countries from all continents have been trained in HIV and STI surveillance,  monitoring and evaluation and prevention.

Commited to helping


The Centre is committed to helping countries to develop strategic information and evaluation systems to guide a more effective  response to HIV, viral hepatitis and STI epidemics by providing innovative training programmes and technical assistance, as well as developing partnerships and collaborative networks that bring together a wide range of expertise in the field.