Regional meeting of WHO collaborating centres working on communicable diseases
Other TitlesA report, SEARO, New Delhi, INdia, 2-4 June 2010
AbstractA WHO Collaborating Centre is "an institution designated by the WHO Director-General to form part of a collaborative network carrying out activities in support of the Organization's programmes at all levels". Currently there are over 800 WHO collaborating centres in over 80 Member States in areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies. There are nearly 90 Collaborating Centres in the South-East Asia Region, 30 of which are engaged in the area of communicable diseases with the focus on research, training and capacity building. The country offices in India and Thailand have been supporting the interaction of difference WHO Collaborating Centres in their respective countries. In view of the recent increase in communicable diseases, it is necessary to combine and utilize fully the expertise of various WHO CCs in concerted actions.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Regional meeting of WHO collaborating centres working on communicable diseases. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205811