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BRA-62 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Environmental and Public Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Valcler Rangel Fernandez
  Dr Guilherme Franco Netto




Institution:
  Vicepresinceny of Reference and Environment Services
  Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ)
Address:
  Avenida Brasil, 4365
  21040-900
  Rio de Janeiro/ RJ
Town:
  Rio de Janeiro
Country:
  BRAZIL
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  55-21-38851626 & 3885 1708
Fax:
  55 21 2590 9539
Date of Designation:
  03/Feb/2010
Last Redesignation:
  03/Feb/2014
Expiry:
  03/Feb/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. Work collaboratively with other WHO Collaborating Centers and other key institutions to contribute to the accomplishment of the objectives set in PAHO´s and WHO´s Programmes of Work 2014-2019, in particular in the area of the environment and public health;  
  2. To assist WHO in promoting awareness and developing methodologies in emerging issues in environmental health and in promoting integrated management systems and trans-disciplinary approaches for environmental and public health;  
  3. Participate in WHO initiatives for the development of guidelines, tools and reports related to the social and the environmental determinants of health and public health;  
  4. Contribute to national, regional and global improvement of public health and the environment by disseminating information, organizing public awareness campaigns, preparing training courses and materials and, making them available through PAHO/WHO’s, WHO’s and FIOCRUZ´s multiple channels of communication;  
  5. Provide technical assistance to PAHO/WHO and WHO in laboratorial analyses, diagnosis, and methodologies in specific areas within the environment and public health.  
  6. Provide technical assistance to PAHO/WHO and WHO on Geographic Information System and other information technologies for environmental, climate and public health data surveillance and monitoring;  
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 6.1 - Advice and support provided to Member States to build their capacity for health promotion across all relevant programmes, and to establish effective multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborations for promoting health and preventing or reducing major risk factors.
  Ower: 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).
  Ower: 8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
Responsible Officer:
  SOARES DA SILVA Agnes
Phone:
  +1 202 9743315
Email:
  soaresag@who.int

You can also contact:
  1. CORVALAN Carlos 
  2. BEZERRA Haroldo Sergio da Silva 
  3. TEIXEIRA Paulo F. Piza 
Technical Counterpart:
  DORA Carlos Francisco C.
Phone:
  13541/11293
Email:
  dorac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork