Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health
Director / Head:
Dr. Reynaldo Concha Maureira
Ing. Alcaino Lara Juan
Department of Occupational Health
Institute of Public Health
Avda Marathon No. 1000
(56-2) 350 7341
(56-2) 350 7581
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To contribute to PAHO/WHO work on the regional and national programmes on occupational non communicable diseases with focus on cancer, silica and asbestos related diseases.
- To support and contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work in the construction of tools, standards and capacities for healthy workplaces.
- To contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work for building the evidence to protect and promote health and safety on workers in high risk sectors, particularly mining in high altitudes.
- Occupational health
Types of activity:
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
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).
8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork