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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ARG-32 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Arnoldo Grosman
  Dr. Jorge Urman




Institution:
  Maternal and Child Health Department
  Maimonides University
Address:
  Hidalgo 775
  1405
 
Town:
  Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Country:
  ARGENTINA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  54 11 4771 3034
Fax:
  54 11 4771 3034 Op.2
Date of Designation:
  11/Jul/2013
Last Redesignation:
  11/Jul/2013
Expiry:
  11/Jul/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To work with WHO to improve health worker´s training in general competencies and specific skills in the context of Maternal Child Health Care with emphasis in IMCI strategy. 
  2. Collaborate with WHO in the design, edition and implementation of pediatric and neonatal guidelines based on evidence from research on common childhood illness. 
  3. To collaborate in the screening, supervision and assessment of Neonatal evidence-based interventions related to the IMCI strategy in health care centers with different countries. 
  4. To work with WHO to assist countries to build capacity in: disasters preparedness using the AAP- Pediatrics in Disasters training materials; child development in the context of IMCI and ETAT- Emergency, Triage, Assessment and Treatment for doctors, nurses and other community and health facility workers. 
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Subjects:
  1. Child & maternal health 
  2. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing) 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 4.1 - Support provided to Member States to formulate a comprehensive policy, plan and strategy for scaling up towards universal access to effective interventions in collaboration with other programmes, paying attention to reducing gender inequality and health inequities, providing a continuum of care throughout the life course, integrating service delivery across different levels of the health system and strengthening coordination with civil society and the private sector.
  Ower: 4.4 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving neonatal survival and health applied at country level, with technical support provided to Member States for intensified action towards universal coverage, effective interventions and monitoring of progress.
  Ower: 4.5 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving child health and development applied at the country level, with technical support provided to Member States for intensified action towards universal coverage of the population with effective interventions and for monitoring progress, taking into consideration international and human-rights norms and standards, notably those stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Responsible Officer:
  DURAN Adrian Pablo
Phone:
 
Email:
  duranpa@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MARTINES Jose Carlos
Phone:
  12634/12669
Email:
  martinesj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork