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Ref.No. [Initiator]
CHI-15 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Magdalena Araya
  Dr. Daniel Lopéz de Romaña




Institution:
  Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos (INTA)
  Universidad de Chile
Address:
  Avenida El Libano 5524 Macul
  7830490
  RM
Town:
  Santiago
Country:
  CHILE
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (56 2) 978 1411 / 978 1535
Fax:
  (56 2) 221 4030
Web Site:
  http://www.inta.cl
Date of Designation:
  04/May/1998
Last Redesignation:
  30/May/2012
Expiry:
  30/May/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To continue promoting healthy eating habits & physical activity related to obesity & chronic diseases in the framework of health promotion. 
  2. To continue activities of 5 a Day Program in Chile and promote successful experiences in the LA Region. 
  3. To support monitoring and update of fortification programs & policies dealing with micronutrients relevant to vulnerable population groups. 
  4. To work in the development and diffusion of locally-adapted protocols for Latin America of metabolic diseases related to mental disorders. 
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Subjects:
  1. Nutrition 
  2. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
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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: 6.5 - 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 unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to combat or prevent the public health problems concerned.
  Ower: 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.
Responsible Officer:
  JACOBY Enrique R.
Phone:
  1-202-974-3539
Email:
  jacobyen@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  NISHIDA Chizuru
Phone:
  13317/13455
Email:
  nishidac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork