On 16 July 2013, CHIP became a WHO Regional Office Collaborating Centre (CC). WHO collaborating centres are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General to carry out activities in support of WHO's programmes.
According to the agreed work plan, the particular role and responsibility of CHIP as collaborating center is:
- To assist WHO to develop global normative guidance, advise on research needs, regional context and provide regional evidence based data from cohort studies, clinical trials and regional initiatives
- To assists WHO to provide technical support to the countries of central and eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) in treatment and care of HIV and viral hepatitis including service delivery and in adaptation of the WHO guidelines to the countries’ context and capacity.
- To contribute to the WHO efforts to building sustainable capacity in treatment and care of HIV and viral hepatitis, in CEECA through training, act as knowledge resource.
- To network and build strategic partnership promoting evidence-based approach and disseminating evidence-based data and approach to HIV, viral hepatitis treatment and care in the CEECA region.