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Ref.No. [Initiator]
AUT-12 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Health & Biomedical Terminology

Director / Head: 
  Dr Christian GALINSKI
 




Institution:
  Standards development unit
  International Information Centre for Terminology (INFOTERM)
Address:
  Gymnasiumstrasse 50
  A-1190
 
Town:
  Vienna
Country:
  AUSTRIA
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (43) 664 344 6181
Fax:
  (43-1) 587 6990
Date of Designation:
  18/Feb/1993
Last Redesignation:
  06/Aug/2009
Date of Discontinuation:
  06/Aug/2013
Terms of Reference:
  1. To advise & assist WHO in evaluating existing classifications & clinical terminologies with regard to their compliance to international standards for the sake of content interoperability in the service of health information systems in Member States. 
  2. To plan & implement terminology training schemes, particularly with a view to support the implementation of WHO classifications and terminologies (incl. the Family of International Classifications) in developing countries and large minority language communities. 
  3. To implement regularly mechanisms for mutual information, consultation, support & co-ordination of such activities as may be engaged into by the WHO. 
  4. To assist in introducing new working items into international standardization (particularly with respect to multilingual structured content), whenever WHO identifies the need for a standard. 
  5. To provide technical advice, on request, to WHO at international coordination bodies, such as the Management Group (MoU/MG) of the ITU-ISO-IEC-UN/ECE Memorandum of Understanding concerning the coordination of standardization efforts in eBusiness (incl. product classification, eHealth etc.)" 
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Subjects:
  1. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  2. Leishmaniasis 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.4 - Country health-information systems that provide and use high-quality and timely information for health planning and for monitoring progress towards national and major international goals strengthened.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  USTUN Tevfik Bedirhan
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13609
Email:
  ustunb@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LOYOLA ELIZONDO Enrique Gerardo
Phone:
  +45 45 33 67 66
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork