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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEN-42 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Health and Environment in Sustainable Development

Director / Head: 
  Peter Furu
  Niels Ornbjerg Christensen




Institution:
  DBL - Centre for Health Research and Development
  Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Address:
  Thorvaldsensvej 57
  DK-1871
 
Town:
  Frederiksberg C
Country:
  DENMARK
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (45) 35331430
Fax:
  (45) 35331433
Date of Designation:
  01/Mar/1991
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jul/2008
Date of Discontinuation:
  14/Jul/2012
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Contribution to the knowledge base on health determinants in development and on environmental management or health protection and promotion, through basic and applied research projects and networking, mainly in the area of water-related, vector-borne, parasitic infections and related health problems. Within this broad scope, areas of special attention will be: health impact assessment and health risk management in the context of climate change and development, environmental management for vector control, the links between conservation of biological diversity and human health, and food safety and health aspects of urban food production. . 
  2. 2. Organization and implementation of education and training activities (training courses, e-learning programmes, workshops, research capacity building (Master, Phd Programmes)), seminars and scientific meetings relevant to WHO and DBL priority health problems. 
  3. 3. Participation in the updating & elaboration of new guidelines, manuals, strategies for disease surveillance, prevention and control in an intersectoral context. 
  4. 4. Contribution to exchange of information, experience and expertise between the DBL, WHO and national and international counterparts. 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Schistosomiasis 
  3. Water & sanitation 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
  Ower: 8.4 - Guidance, tools and initiatives created in order to support the health sector in influencing policies in other sectors to allow policies that improve health, the environment and safety to be identified and adopted.
 
Responsible Officer:
  BOS Robert
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13555
Email:
  bosr@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MARTUZZI Marco
Phone:
  +49 228 8150410
Email:
  martuzzim@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork