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Ref.No. [Initiator]
AUS-87 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Child and Neonatal Health

Director / Head: 
  Prof Trevor David DUKE
 




Institution:
  Centre for International Child Health
  University of Melbourne
Address:
  Flemington Road Parkville, Vic. 3052 -
 
  Victoria
Town:
  Melbourne
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-3) 9345 5968
Fax:
  (61-3) 9345 6000
Date of Designation:
  16/Dec/2005
Last Redesignation:
  23/Dec/2017
Expiry:
  23/Dec/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO in improving child health - Technical support to countries for the implementation and local adaptation of WHO guidelines, and support to national programs for policies, quality improvement, training and capacity building in neonatal and child health and progress towards SDG 3 targets for child and newborn health. 
  2. Technical support to countries to enhance monitoring, reporting, surveillance and research on key national priorities in child health including common childhood infections, vaccine preventable diseases, pneumonia and other acute and chronic respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, rheumatic heart disease, chronic non-communicable diseases, causes of neonatal mortality, and long term childhood morbidity, and progress towards SDG 3 targets for child and newborn health. 
  3. Support WHO to improve guidelines and standards for health care of children including newborns. 
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Subjects:
  1. Child & maternal health 
  2. Research policy & development 
  3. Rheumatic diseases 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Evaluation  
WHO Outputs:
  3.1.2 - Countries enabled to implement and monitor integrated strategic plans for newborn and child health, with a focus on expanding access to high-quality interventions to improve early childhood development and end preventable newborn and child deaths from pneumonia, diarrhoea and other conditions
  3.1.4 - Research undertaken and evidence generated and synthesized for designing key interventions in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and other conditions and issues linked to it
  Ower: 4.4 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving neonatal survival and health applied at country level, with technical support provided to Member States for intensified action towards universal coverage, effective interventions and monitoring of progress.
Responsible Officer:
  SOBEL Howard L.
Phone:
  +63 2 5289868
Email:
  sobelh@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BAHL Rajiv
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3766
Email:
  bahlr@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork