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Ref.No. [Initiator]
AUS-107 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity

Director / Head: 
  Professor Adrian Bauman
  Stephen Colagiuri




Institution:
  Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise and the Prevention Research Collaboration, Faculty of Medicine
  University of Sydney
Address:
  WHO Collaborating Centre in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity, Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University NSW 2006, Australia
  2006
  NSW
Town:
  Sydney
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +61 2 8627 1849
Fax:
  +61290363184
Date of Designation:
  22/Apr/2013
Last Redesignation:
  22/Apr/2017
Expiry:
  22/Apr/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To collaborate with WHO on NCD measurement and surveillance and assist in the development and refinement of surveillance indicators and surveillance systems for physical activity, nutrition and obesity risk factors. 
  2. To support WHO in programs related to physical activity including guideline and strategy development and implementation. 
  3. To support WHO in programs related to diabetes including guideline development and implementation. 
  4. To support WHO with policy-related work on obesity, physical activity and nutrition with a focus on fiscal and regulatory measures.  
  5. To support WHO to implement and evaluate programs, and build capacity to address physical activity, nutrition, obesity and diabetes. 
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Subjects:
  1. Cardiovascular diseases 
  2. Diabetes 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Evaluation  
WHO Outputs:
  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.
Responsible Officer:
  WAQANIVALU Temo
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2617

Technical Counterpart:
  SHIN Hai-Rim
Phone:
  +63 2 5289860
Email:
  shinh@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork