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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEU-119 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation and Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Thomas JUNG
  Dr Annemarie Schmitt-Hannig




Institution:
 
  Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) - Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz
Address:
  Willy-Brandt-Strasse 5
  38226
 
Town:
  Salzgitter
Country:
  GERMANY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (49) 30 18333 0
Fax:
  (49) 30 18333 1885
Web Site:
  http://www.bfs.de
Date of Designation:
  27/Dec/2005
Last Redesignation:
  25/Jan/2014
Expiry:
  25/Jan/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. to contribute to the assessment and better understanding of health effects from low-dose radiation exposures and to research activities in the fields of radiation protection 
  2. to contribute to strengthening WHO's network on biological dosimetry and provide technical and educational assistance in the area of building biodosimetry capacity in Member States and radiation emergency response 
  3. to assist WHO in the assessment and communication of health effects from electric, magnetic and electro-magnetic fields 
  4. to assist WHO in the assessment and communication of health effects from optical radiation, especially UV radiation 
  5. to contribute to WHO's International Radon Project, including development of risk communication tools and training packages to train the trainer 
  6. to assist WHO in developing and implementing the Global Initiative on Radiation Safety in Health Care Settings to mobilize the health sector towards safer use of radiation in medicine 
  7. to assist WHO in technical aspects related to standards development, review, revision, and/or implementation (e.g. ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety standards, drinking water quality) 
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Subjects:
  1. Radiation 
  2. Emergency & humanitarian action 
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Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  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: 8.2 - 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: 8.4 - 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:
  VAN DEVENTER Tahera Emilie
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3950

Technical Counterpart:
  BRAUBACH Matthias Franz Wilhelm
Phone:
  +49 228 815 0418
Email:
  braubachm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork