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STAC Library as SAARC Regional Resource Centre of TB and HIV/AIDS

resource-centerA Library has been established with the purpose of providing information on TB and HIV/AIDS as a Regional Resource Centre for TB and HIV/AIDS. It is located at ground floor of   SAARC TB and HIV/AIDS Centre, Thimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal . Books, journals, newspapers, reports and other related publications are catalogued for the use of TB control workers, researchers, specialists, medical practitioners, students, journalists and general people seek information on TB & HIV/AIDS. The Library has also an Audio Visual segment to provide the information.


Services of Library:

Computerized Retrieval Service:

Currently the library has the created database of about 1000 records of its collection. The users can browse database by author, title, subject, classification number and key-words.

Lending Service:

The library lends its books to the users as per the rules and regulation of the Centre.

Audio/Visual Service:

The library has A/V materials on TB & HIV/AIDS.

Collection Development:

  •  Books
  •  Research/Thesis Reports
  •  DHS Annual Reports
  •  Global Health  Reports
  •  Environment Health Criteria
  •  WHO Technical Health Series
  •  SAARC Member Country Collection
  •  WHO publications

International Journal Subscribed:

–  Lancet


– Clinics in Chest Medicine

– India Journal of Chest Disease & Allied Sciences

– International Journal of STD & AIDS

– The National Medical Journal of India

National Journals:

– A Journal of Nepalgunj Medical College

– Journal of Nepal Health Research Council Journal of Nepal Medical Association

– Kathmandu University Medical Journal

– Nepal Medical College Journal

– Nepalese Journal of Microbiology

– Journal of College of Medical Science Nepal

Future Plan

The STAC shall upgrade its Regional Resource Centre. The capacity of the existing resource Centre shall be increased through staff training, expanding the availability of relevant text materials, journals, newsletters, archiving periodicals, online search engines such as “Medline” etc.

In addition to the above, the STAC shall upgrade the epidemiological section of the STAC by innovating a mechanism to obtain updated data on TB, HIV/AIDS and TB/HIV Co-infection at the earliest possible from the Member States.

The STAC shall upgrade the quality of the peer-reviewed journal issued biannually to an indexed journal at least by the end of next two years. This journal shall be distributed to the recognized academic institutions in all eight Member States in order to attract researchers to publish their articles. The journal will be distributed to National Programmes, National Level Institutes, relevant authorities of Member States, National Archives of all eight Member Countries and as per request.

The STAC shall generate the Resource Materials on TB, HIV/AIDS, TB/HIV Co-infection and on related subjects in order to serve the Member States in combating TB and HIV/AIDS epidemics. The Resource Materials will be widely distributed to the relevant institutes and individuals as per request for the benefit of the region.

The quality of the publications produced and disseminated by STAC shall be upgraded and used as a medium to disseminate updated, good quality, reliable data to the Member States.

STAC shall provide online limited access to important designated persons of the Member States working for the National Programmes. Online limited access may also be provided to the voluntary organizations working for control of TB & HIV/AIDS in the region and beyond. STAC shall establish an Audio-Visual Section in order to support the National TB and HIV/AIDS Control Programmes of the Member States in teaching and training the technical staff as well as in making the vulnerable populations and general population aware on the important and relevant aspects of TB and HIV/AIDS.

STAC shall update its website in such a way to support the Member States to extract the important information on TB and HIV/AIDS efficiently. The STAC shall make its website more dynamic, user friendly and interactive.

Link for E-library:

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