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COR-10 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

Director / Head: 
  Dr Marilyn Salguero Osejo
  Dr Vera Barahona Hidalgo




Institution:
  Technical Area
  Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (IAFA)
Address:
  400 Meters South of Banco Popular of San Pedro
 
 
Town:
  San José
Country:
  COSTA RICA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  506-2224-6122 x 232
Fax:
  506-2224-6762
Web Site:
  http://www.iafa.go.cr/
Date of Designation:
  31/Jan/2012
Last Redesignation:
  31/Jan/2012
Expiry:
  31/Jan/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. TOR 1 To partner with PAHO/WHO in building capacity for alcohol and substance abuse policy, prevention and for brief interventions in primary health care settings. 
  2. TOR 2 To assist PAHO/WHO in conducting research related to substance use epidemiology and the evaluation of the public health impact of laws, policies and programs. 
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Subjects:
  1. Substance abuse (including alcohol & drugs) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 6.4 - 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 alcohol, drugs and other psychoactive substance use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to combat or prevent the public health problems concerned.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  MONTEIRO Maristela
Phone:
  1-202-974-3108
Email:
  monteirm@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  POZNYAK Vladimir B.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14307
Email:
  poznyakv@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork