Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity.
Director / Head:
Professor Adrian Bauman
Professor Stephen Colagiuri
Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise and the Prevention Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine
University of Sydney
WHO Collaborating Centre in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity, Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University NSW 2006, Australia
+61 2 8627 1849
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To collaborate with the WHO in the field of NCD measurement and surveillance and to assist in the development and refinement of surveillance indicators and surveillance systems for physical activity, nutrition and obesity risk factors, and their related antecedents
- To support policy-related work of WHO around physical activity and health, food marketing to children, obesity prevention, as well as guideline development for individual risk factors and chronic disease prevention
- To provide WHO with technical assistance for in-country initiatives aimed at reducing the burden of NCDs, with a specific focus on diabetes prevention and related non-communicable diseases
- To assist WHO to build health workforce capacity in developing and developed countries through:
[i] conducting ongoing face to face training programmes and short courses for physical activity and public health (PAPH), Global Obesity Prevention (GOP), and NCD/diabetes prevention and care
[ii] the design and implementation of on-line and distance training and education systems for application in low-middle income countries
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Health promotion & education
Types of activity:
- Providing technical advise to WHO
- Training and education
Ower: 6.2 - Guidance and support provided in order to strengthen national systems for surveillance of major risk factors through development and validation of frameworks, tools and operating procedures and their dissemination to Member States where a high or increasing burden of death and disability is attributable to these risk factors.
Ower: 6.5 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease or death associated with unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to combat or prevent the public health problems concerned.
Ower: 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.
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+63 2 5289860
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork