MRC as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma

The MRC was designed as a WHO Collaborating Centre on mycetoma in 2015 and was redesigned in 2019. The Terms of Reference with the WHO are:

  • To elucidate the epidemiology of Mycetoma
  • To improve management of cases of mycetoma
  • To disseminate information about mycetoma and build capacity of health care providers

 MRC at the WHO


Membership at NTDs/WHO Committees

MRC staff sits on different WHO/NTDs committees and subcommittees.


Mycetoma Resolution No. WHA69:21

MRC submitted a submission to include mycetoma as an NTD in 2016 through the Sudan Ministry of Health, and eventual that was accepted and Mycetoma now a member of the WHO/NTDs priority list.


The Khartoum Call for action 

MRC drafted the Khartoum Call for Action during the Sixth International Conference on Mycetoma in 2019 at Khartoum, Sudan, which was endorsed by the WHO and other international organisations and NGOs.

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WHO Senior Officials Visits to The MRC

Many seniors WHO officials had visited the MRC, and that included

  • Dr Tedros Adhanom, WHO Director-General
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Senior Scientist, WHO
  • Dr Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO