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

Director / Head: 
  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
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  20/Oct/2008
Last Redesignation:
  20/Oct/2012
Expiry:
  20/Oct/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To cooperate with PAHO/WHO in developing knowledge products to improve the human resource capability for integral attention to the health of the older persons 
  2. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO in strengthening and integrating human recourses leadership networks to improved capability to respond to the aging process 
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Subjects:
  1. Ageing 
  2. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing) 
  3. Vector biology & control 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 4.8 - Guidelines, approaches, tools, and technical assistance provided to Member States for increased advocacy for consideration of ageing as a public health issue, for the development and implementation of policies and programmes aiming at maintaining maximum functional capacity throughout the life course and for the training of healthcare providers in approaches that ensure healthy ageing.
  Ower: 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.
  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:
  1-202-974-3250
Email:
  vegaenri@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BEARD John Roland
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13404
Email:
  beardj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork