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COR-9 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre in Geriatrics and Gerontology Education

Director / Head: 
  Dr Fernando Morales Martínez
 




Institution:
  Hospital Nacional de Geriatría y Gerontología
  Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social
Address:
  8 Avenue between 16 & 20 street
 
  San José
Town:
  San José
Country:
  COSTA RICA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (506) 2222 2216
Fax:
  (506) 2222 2216
Date of Designation:
  20/Oct/2008
Last Redesignation:
  20/Oct/2016
Expiry:
  20/Oct/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO to develop specialized training programs on Geriatrics and Gerontology addressed to multidisciplinary teams of health care in Latin America countries 
  2. Provide support to PAHO/WHO in the development and dissemination of specialized scientific knowledge on Geriatrics and Gerontology 
  3. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO to promote health care models of older persons in Latin America countries  
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Subjects:
  1. Ageing 
  2. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
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WHO Outputs:
  3.2.1 - Countries supported in developing policies and strategies that foster healthy and active ageing
  3.2.2 - Countries enabled to deliver integrated person-centred services that respond to the needs of older women and men in low-, middle- and high-income settings
  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:
  VEGA GARCIA Enrique
Phone:
  +1 43250
Email:
  vegaenri@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BEARD John Roland
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3404
Email:
  beardj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork