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Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Children's Health and the Environment

Director / Head: 
  Professor Peter Sly
 




Institution:
  Children’s Health and Environment Program, Child Health Research Centre (CHRC), Faculty of Medicine
  University of Queensland
Address:
  62 Graham St, South Brisbane
  4101
  Queensland
Town:
  Brisbane
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +61 (7) 3069 7383
Fax:
  +61 (7) 3069 7159
Date of Designation:
  07/Oct/2013
Last Redesignation:
  07/Oct/2013
Expiry:
  07/Oct/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO address Strategic Area 2: Collaborative Research of the Global Action Plan on Children’s Environmental Health by strengthening international and intersectoral collaborative research on children’s environmental health.  
  2. To assist WHO address Strategic Area 5: Awareness Raising and Education of the Global Action Plan on Children’s Environmental Health to educate and raise awareness about prevention of environmental exposures and environmentally-related diseases in children.  
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Subjects:
  1. Chemical safety 
  2. Child & maternal health 
  3. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
  Ower: 8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
 
Responsible Officer:
  BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4549

Technical Counterpart:
  KIM Rok Ho
Phone:
  679 3234141
Email:
  kimr@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork