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Ref.No. [Initiator]
CAN-54 [AMRO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Work and Environmental Related Illnesses

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Dr. Dr Donna MERGLER
  Dr. Johanne Saint-charles




Institution:
  Center for Studies in Biology, Health Environment and Society, Institute for Environmental Sciences (CINBIOSE)
  University of Quebec in Montreal
Address:
  Case Postale 8888, Centreville
  H3C 3P8
  Québec
Town:
  Montreal
Country:
  CANADA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-514) 987 3000
Fax:
  (1-514) 987 6183
Date of Designation:
  18/Jun/1998
Last Redesignation:
  06/Aug/2012
Date of Discontinuation:
  29/Sep/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support and contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work in occupational & environmental health research and capacity building by developing and integrating a global transdisciplinary ecosystem approach to human health (ecohealth) into research and training activities in occupational and environmental health. 
  2. To contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work for the support of labour organizations & community groups’ integration in action-research projects. 
  3. To assist WHO/PAHO’s work to promote the integration of sex and gender considerations into occupational and environmental health  
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
  2. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Mental health & neurosciences 
Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
  Ower: 8.5 - Health-sector leadership enhanced for creating a healthier environment and changing policies in all sectors so as to tackle the root causes of environmental threats to health, through means such as responding to emerging and re-emerging consequences of development on environmental health and altered patterns of consumption and production and to the damaging effect of evolving technologies.
  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)
Responsible Officer:
  RODRIGUEZ GUZMAN Julietta
Phone:
  +1 43307
Email:
  rodriguezj@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  DORA Carlos Francisco C.
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3541
Email:
  dorac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork