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Status
Active
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/2017
Expiry:
  07/Oct/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO to educate and build capacity about prevention of environmental exposures and environmentally-related diseases in children.  
  2. To strengthen international and intersectoral collaborative research on children’s environmental health.  
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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:
  3.5.1 - Countries enabled to assess health risks and develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental and occupational risks
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies and climate change
  3.5.3 - Public health objectives addressed in implementation of multilateral agreements and conventions on the environment and in relation to the proposed sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda
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