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CUB-24 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Development of Genetic Approaches for Health Promotion

Director / Head: 
  Prof Beatriz Marcheco-Teruel
 




Institution:
  Centro Nacional de Genetica Medica
  Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas
Address:
  Ave.31 Esq.146 No.3102 Rpto Cubanacan. Playa
  11300
  Ciudad Habana
Town:
  La Habana
Country:
  CUBA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +53 7 208 0438
Fax:
  +53 7 273 1502
Date of Designation:
  17/Nov/2011
Last Redesignation:
  17/Nov/2015
Expiry:
  17/Nov/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To provide information and advice on priority areas of research and development in the new field of genetics and human genomics strengthening collaboration with other WHO Collaborating Centres and NGOs in official relationship with WHO. 
  2. To assist WHO/PAHO and countries in the Americas on genetics issues by prioritizing on 1) The training of health professionals on topics related to community genetics and health promotion; establishing preventive programs and 2) Managing the Virtual Library of Medical Genetics for Latin American countries and the Genomic Resource Center.  
  3. To contribute to WHO efforts in promoting community genetic services, by investigating the approaches for optimal organization, delivery and evaluation of genetic services in primary health care. 
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Subjects:
  1. Genetics & hereditary diseases 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Health systems research & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  4.2.1 - Policy options, tools and technical support to countries for equitable people-centred integrated service delivery and strengthening of public health approaches
  4.2.3 - Guidelines, tools and technical support to countries for improved patient safety and quality of services, and for patient empowerment
  Ower: 3.5 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the preparation and implementation of multisectoral, population-wide programmes to promote mental health and to prevent mental and behavioural disorders, violence and injuries, together with hearing and visual impairment, including blindness
Responsible Officer:
  BOUESSEAU Marie-Charlotte
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1432
Email:
  bouesseaum@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MORALES FUHRIMANN Cristian Roberto
Phone:
  +1 43482
Email:
  moralesc@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork