Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Ultraviolet Radiation and its Health Effects
Director / Head:
Dr. Marcos Andrade
Laboratorio de Fisica de la Atmosfera (LFA)
Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA)
Campus Universitario Calle 27 de Cota Cota Edificio Facultativo piso 2do, PO BOx 2275 -
(591) 2279 9155
(591) 2279 9155
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To support PAHO/WHO programs at different levels on the UV and climate change factors area.
- To work with PAHO/WHO to carry out public campaigns to inform, prevent and educate people on the effects of UV on human health
- To collaborate with PAHO/WHO to develop tools for public health regulations to strengthen the links - data base and knowledge, among UVR and epidemiology
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Collection and collation of information
Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
Ower: 8.4 - Guidance, tools and initiatives created in order to support the health sector in influencing policies in other sectors to allow policies that improve health, the environment and safety to be identified and adopted.
Ower: 5.7 - Acute, ongoing and recovery operations implemented in a timely and effective manner.
VAN DEVENTER Tahera Emilie
+41 22 791 3950
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork