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AUS-111 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Children's Health and the Environment

Director / Head: 
  Professor Peter Sly
 




Institution:
  Department of Children's Health and Environment
  Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, University of Queensland
Address:
  Level 4, Foundation Building, Herston Royal Children's Hospital
  4029
  Queensland
Town:
  Herston
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  61 7 36369690
Fax:
  61 7 36365578
Web Site:
  http://www.chep.org.au
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:
  HASSAN Mohd Nasir
Phone:
  +63 2 5289886
Email:
  hassanm@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14549
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork