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IRE-6 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Research

Director / Head: 
  Doctor Mairead Harding
  Professor Helen Whelton




Institution:
  Oral Health Services Research Centre
  University Dental School and Hospital University College Cork
Address:
  University Dental School and Hospital
 
  Cork
Town:
  Wilton
Country:
  IRELAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (353-21) 490 1210
Fax:
  (353-21) 454 5391
Web Site:
  http://ohsrc.ucc.ie
Date of Designation:
  01/Feb/1988
Last Redesignation:
  21/Jul/2015
Expiry:
  21/Jul/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist the WHO in development global guideline for the effective use of water fluoridation to prevent dental caries 
  2. To support the WHO in the evaluation of effective measurements of enamel fluorosis, for public health programmes 
  3. To assist WHO in development of tool kit to enhance the standardization of oral health data collection 
  4. To assist WHO in improving information tools for exploring the impact of oral health care systems 
  5. To assist the WHO in building capacity to support the development of a research agenda and the development skills in public (oral) health in developing countries 
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Subjects:
  1. Oral health 
  2. Health systems research & development 
  3. Water & sanitation 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
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: 6.1 - Advice and support provided to Member States to build their capacity for health promotion across all relevant programmes, and to establish effective multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborations for promoting health and preventing or reducing major risk factors.
  Ower: 6.2 - Guidance and support provided in order to strengthen national systems for surveillance of major risk factors through development and validation of frameworks, tools and operating procedures and their dissemination to Member States where a high or increasing burden of death and disability is attributable to these risk factors.
Responsible Officer:
  OGAWA Hiroshi
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1014
Email:
  ogawah@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  GALEA Gauden
Phone:
  +45 45 33 66 78
Email:
  galeag@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork