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BRA-38 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health

Director / Head: 
  Professor Maria Lucia O. Souza-Formigoni
  Dr Maria Lucia Formigoni




Institution:
  Departamento de Psicobiologia, Escola Paulista de Medicina
  Universidade Federal Paulista
Address:
  Rua Botucatu, 862 1°. andar (ECB) - 04023-062
  04023-062
  Sao Paulo
Town:
  Sao Paulo
Country:
  BRAZIL
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (55-11) 2149 0155
Fax:
  (55-11) 5572 5092
Date of Designation:
  21/Sep/1990
Last Redesignation:
  04/Mar/2010
Date of Discontinuation:
  27/May/2011
Terms of Reference:
  1. Generate, compile, analyze and disseminate the knowledge on psychoactive substances, including mechanisms of action, acute & chronic effects and public health impact with a particular focus on countries of Americas. 
  2. Development, testing and dissemination of new approaches to Screening & Brief Interventions for alcohol & other substance use according to WHO's procedures, including web-based interventions. 
  3. Education and training of health and other professionals on identification, management and prevention of substance use and substance use disorders in line with WHO guidelines and procedures. 
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Subjects:
  1. Mental health & neurosciences 
  2. Substance abuse (including alcohol & drugs) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 6.4 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed, and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease or death associated with alcohol, drugs and other psychoactive substance use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to combat or prevent the public health problems concerned.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  POZNYAK Vladimir B.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14307
Email:
  poznyakv@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MONTEIRO Maristela
Phone:
  1-202-974-3108
Email:
  monteirm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork