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COR-8 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Berna Van Wendel
  Dr. Ineke Wesseling




Institution:
  Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET)
  National University
Address:
  Campus Omar Dengo, Apdo 86,
  3000
  Heredia
Town:
  Heredia
Country:
  COSTA RICA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (506) 2277 3584; 2263 6375
Fax:
  (506) 2277 3583; 2263 6375
Date of Designation:
  14/Oct/2004
Last Redesignation:
  15/Oct/2012
Expiry:
  15/Oct/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work in the prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) with particular emphasis in occupational cancer and silicosis. 
  2. To contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work for building knowledge, evidence and successful experiences within Knowledge Networks on Occupational Health and Safety for vulnerable groups and high risk sectors.  
  3. To contribute to WHO/PAHO’s work to contribute diagnosis and exposure criteria for occupational diseases 
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
  2. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 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).
  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: 8.2 - 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).
Responsible Officer:
  RODRIGUEZ GUZMAN Julietta
Phone:
 

You can also contact:
  1. SOARES DA SILVA Agnes 
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Technical Counterpart:
  IVANOV Ivan Dimov
Phone:
  +41 22 79 15532
Email:
  ivanovi@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork