The Centre has focussed its activities in areas of research in both communicable and non-communicable diseases, human resource development programme and in establishing strong linkage with State Health Department in finding solutions to the regional health problem. Besides basic and applied research, translational research has been taken up in operational mode. Communicable research programme includes studies on lymphatic filariasis, malarial, diarrhoeal disorder, tuberculosis and diseases of viral origin. Non communicable diseases include nutrition, sickle cell disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Improvement of health indicators in the region and reduction in morbidity profile of the population to a level below public health concern through research and collaboration.
To provide inputs to the national and regional health programmes for enhancing the targeted outcome through basic, applied and operational research on diseases of public health importance.
To support the public health functionary in the gap areas of technical expertise, laboratory facility and infrastructure and problem solving approaches to meet the challenges in control of endemic diseases as well as epidemics/ pandemics.
Training of human resources to accelerate creation of health manpower and research capability in the region