Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Diabetes Research, Education and Care
Director / Head:
Dr Juan José GAGLIARDINO
Centro de Endocrinología Experimental y Aplicada (CENEXA), Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
National University of La Plata
Calles 60 y 120
(54-221) 423 6712
(54-221) 422 2081
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To develop & serve as a demonstration site for the education of persons with diabetes, as a key strategy in addressing quality of care to achieve improved clinical & social outcomes.
- To develop & test the applicability & efficacy of a theoretical & practical model program of diabetes education, accessible to health professionals & other healthcare team members working at primary care level in the Region, in the prevention, control & treatment of diabetes.
- To improve & intensify the implementation of the actual registry system of structures, procedures & outcomes (including psychological indicators) of diabetes care (QUALIDIAB) at national (Argentina) & regional (Latin America and the Caribbean) level, to evaluate continuously quality of care & efficacy of interventions implemented to improve quality of care provided to people with diabetes.
- To conduct & publish evaluation studies of health care quality & to demonstrate the clinical, social & economic impact of educational & other primary care interventions on the natural history of diabetes.
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
+41 22 79 14306
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork