Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Director / Head:
Doctora Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe
Institute of Interdisciplinary Programs for Primary Health Care (PROINAPSA), Faculty of Health
Santander Industrial University
Carrera 32 No. 29 - 31 Piso 3.
(57-7) 645 0006 / 632 7611
(57-7) 635 0472
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To participate, in association with other Collaborating Centers, in the analysis of public policies related to health, education, the social determinants and well-being, especially in Colombia.
- Develop human resources on health promotion and social determinants of health through virtual education.
- Systemize and publish Best Practices in health promotion in the region in collaboration with WHO/PAHO.
- Research gestational practices of indigenous women in Colombia and Mexico and their relation to the social determinants of health.
- To contribute with PAHO/WHO to the execution of technical meetings in Iberomerica on health promotion and the social determinants of the health in preparation for the VIII the Global Health Promotion Conference.
- Support PAHO and WHO in their preparations for the Global Health Promotion Conference and participate in the collaborating centers network.
- Health promotion & education
- Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS)
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Development and application of appropriate technology
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
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.
7.2 - Initiative taken by WHO in providing opportunities and means for intersectoral collaboration at national and international levels to address social and economic determinants of health, including understanding and acting upon the public health implications of trade and trade agreements, and to encourage poverty-reduction and sustainable development.
6.6 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, interventions, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed and technical support provided to Member States to promote safer sex and strengthen institutions in order to tackle and manage the social and individual consequences of unsafe sex.
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+41 22 79 13299
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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