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Ref.No. [Initiator]
IRA-36 [EMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Eye Health and Prevention of Blindness Programme

Director / Head: 
  Dr Mohammad Ali Javadi
  Dr Marzieh Katibeh




Institution:
  Ophthalmic Research Centre, Labbafinejad Medical Centre
  Shahid Beheshti Medical University
Address:
  23, Paidarfard Street, Boostan 9 Street, Pasdaran Ave
  1666663111
  Tehran
Town:
  Teheran
Country:
  IRAN (ISLAMIC REP.)
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  +98 2122585952/ +98 21 22585952
Fax:
  +982122590607
Web Site:
  http://www.orcir.org/
Date of Designation:
  10/Aug/2011
Last Redesignation:
  10/Aug/2015
Expiry:
  10/Aug/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To asisst WHO in the implementation of the action plan of eye health and prevention of avoidable blindness. 
  2. To work with WHO in strengthening policy and advocacy to promote eye health through a multidisciplinary approach. 
  3. To collaborate with WHO in the field of research on the epidemiologic, managerial and operational aspects of eye health and prevention of avoidable blindness. 
  4. To contribute to WHO’s efforts in the training of human resources on eye health at different professional levels. 
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Subjects:
  1. Prevention of blindness 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  3. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing) 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological 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
Responsible Officer:
  CHAUDHRY Ismatullah
Phone:
  +202 227 65511
Email:
  chaudhryis@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KOCUR Ivo
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1435
Email:
  kocuri@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork