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IND-41 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness

Director / Head: 
  Prof Dr. Rajvardhan Azad
 




Institution:
  Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences
  All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Address:
  Ansari Nagar
  110029
  New Delhi
Town:
  New Delhi
Country:
  INDIA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  (91-11) 2658 9695
Fax:
  (91-11) 2658 8919
Date of Designation:
  01/Oct/1979
Last Redesignation:
  06/Jan/2011
Expiry:
  06/Jan/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To continue participating actively in development of strategies for the Prevention of Blindness in countries in South-East Asia. 
  2. To provide facilities for training & augmenting skills of eye care personnel of different professional levels in practicing eye care services in countries of the Region. 
  3. To develop evidence in blindness prevention through conducting applied field research on the epidemiology, management & operational aspects of avoidable blindness, including program evaluation of vision 2020 in the Region. 
  4. To foster a multi-disciplinary approach to the promotion of eye health & to the delivery of eye care to all. 
  5. To collaborate with WHO-SEARO & related organizations in developing blindness information system, technical guidelines & other technical services. 
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Subjects:
  1. Prevention of blindness 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Evaluation  
  3. Research 
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.
  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
  Ower: 3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
Responsible Officer:
  MALHOTRA Sudhansh
Phone:
  +911123370804
Email:
  malhotras@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KOCUR Ivo
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11435
Email:
  kocuri@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork