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AUS-80 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention

Director / Head: 
  Professor Steven Allender
  Assistant Professor Colin Bell




Institution:
  Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Faculty of Health
  Deakin University
Address:
  1 Gheringhap St
  3220
  Victoria
Town:
  Geelong
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-3) 52278043
Fax:
 
Date of Designation:
  05/Nov/2003
Last Redesignation:
  04/Apr/2016
Expiry:
  04/Apr/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. To provide expert advice to WHO on developing, advocating for, implementing and evaluating system-based strategies for complex problems like obesity 
  2. To assist WHO with population-level research (target setting, guideline and indicator development, cost effectiveness analysis, monitoring and surveillance, evaluation) on obesity 
  3. To assist WHO strengthen the skills of professionals and academics in the science of obesity prevention and in promoting healthy eating and physical activity through the life-course 
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Subjects:
  1. Nutrition 
  2. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Diabetes 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  2.1.1 - Development of national multisectoral policies and plans for implementing interventions to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases facilitated
  2.5.1 - Countries enabled to develop, implement and monitor action plans based on the maternal, infant and young child nutrition comprehensive implementation plan
  2.1.2 - High-level priority given to the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in national health planning processes and development agendas
Responsible Officer:
  ENGELHARDT Katrin
Phone:
  +63 2 5289093

Technical Counterpart:
  NISHIDA Chizuru
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3317
Email:
  nishidac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork