Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Children's Environmental Health
Director / Head:
Dr Moira CLAY
Division of Clinical Sciences
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
100 Roberts Road Subiaco,
(61 8) 9489 7983
(61-8) 9489 7706
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- 1. To conduct high quality research aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of diseases of environmental origin in children, with special emphasis on respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma & allergies in children).
- 2. To build research capacity by fostering collaborations between developed & developing nations.
- 3. To enhance the research capacity of researchers & health care professionals by providing access to high quality education & training.
- 4. To develop programmes & curricula to increase awareness about environmental threats, with special emphasis on respiratory diseases, asthma & allergies in school children.
- 5. To develop methods for translating research findings into public policy & intervention strategies.
- Child & maternal health
- Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned
- Respiratory Infections
Types of activity:
- Providing technical advise to WHO
- Training and education
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
WHO organization wide expected result:
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).
8.5 - Health-sector leadership enhanced for creating a healthier environment and changing policies in all sectors so as to tackle the root causes of environmental threats to health, through means such as responding to emerging and re-emerging consequences of development on environmental health and altered patterns of consumption and production and to the damaging effect of evolving technologies.
BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
+41 22 79 14549
HASSAN Mohd Nasir
+855 23 216610
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork