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Faculty Profiles:
Dr Einar Heldal

Dr Einar Heldal - Tuberculosis and Lung Health

Einar Heldal was with the national TB program in Nicaragua, a model programme for DOTS development, from 1987 to 1990. He was the head of the TB registry in Norway from 1994-2005. Since then, Einar has been an independent TB consultant, part time with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He has extensive international experience in TB programme support and reviews, long-term in Russia, East Timor and Zimbabwe. He was a Union consultant and facilitator in the Union’s International TB courses in Arusha, Tanzania, on which many Union courses were later based. Einar worked with WHO and many non-governmental organisations, especially in recording and reporting, use of routine TB data for management, operational research, MDR-TB, LTBI, ethics, migration, and prison health. He has published on TB epidemiology, TB mortality and BCG vaccination.