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Ref.No. [Initiator]
GRE-21 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases

Director / Head: 
  Dr Ersi VOSKARIDOU
 




Institution:
  National Centre for Thalassemia and Haemoglobinopathies
  "Laiko" General Hospital
Address:
  16 Sevastoupoleos Str. - GR-115 26
  GR-115 26
 
Town:
  Athens
Country:
  GREECE
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (30-2132060940
Fax:
  30-2132060938
Date of Designation:
  01/May/1986
Last Redesignation:
  19/May/2011
Expiry:
  19/May/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To act as a reference centre at national level for the prevention and control of haemoglobinopathies, as well as other genetic diseases (cystic fibrosis, Gaucher disease). 
  2. To assist WHO efforts in developing policies on genetic testing, screening & counselling in the international community & especially in neighbouring countries (Balkans, North Africa, Turkey). 
  3. To provide support and collaboration for the actions set out for Member States in monitoring and evaluating, at the regional and global levels, progress in prevention and control of non communicable diseases. 
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Subjects:
  1. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.1 - Advocacy and support provided to increase political, financial and technical commitment in Member States in order to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  SHAO Ruitai
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13329
Email:
  shaor@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MANTINGH Frederiek
Phone:
  +45 45 33 67 72
Email:
  mantinghf@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork