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:
- . Research:
a. To continue working with PAHO/WHO in developing research of medium and long range regarding Ultraviolet radiation and Climate Change issues related to the human health in the Andean region.
b. To share with PAHO/WHO, other WHO Collaborating Centres and other interested institutions information on daily, monthly & annual, validated & analyzed Ultra Violet Radiation measurements with appropriate statistical methods.
c. To support PAHO/WHO programs at different levels on the UV and Climate change areas.
- Educational campaigns:
To work with PAHO/WHO on carrying out public campaigns for informing, preventing and educating people on the effects of UV on human health; and on sharing public campaigns experiences with other South American countries.
- Public policies:
To collaborate with PAHO/WHO on developing tools for public health regulations such as a National Register of Cancer and a Regulation of sunbeds 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.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork