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ITA-36 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Control of Hereditary Diseases

Director / Head: 
  Prof Paolo MOI
 




Institution:
  Struttura Complessa Microcitemie ed altre Malattie Ematologiche ASL8 Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologie
  Universita degli Studi di Cagliari
Address:
  Via Jenner s/n
  09121
  Sardinia
Town:
  Cagliari
Country:
  ITALY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (39-70) 609 5508 / 503 364
Fax:
  (39-70) 609 5509
Web Site:
  http://mcweb.unica.it
Date of Designation:
  01/May/1985
Last Redesignation:
  14/May/2010
Expiry:
  14/May/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To act as a reference centre for training on management in the control of Haemoglobinopathies (i.e.diagnosis, treatment & prevention aspects). 
  2. To further develop DNA methods for early diagnosis of herediatry (haemoglobin disorders) & other common genetic diseases in community. 
  3. To assist WHO in developing a proper policy on genetic testing & screening in communities. 
  4. To investigate possibilities for early genetic diagnosis of multifactorial disease (Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis & celiac disease). 
  5. To support & contribute to the Genomic Resource Centre/HQ, especially with regards to genetic diseases, health services & technologies & act as a resource on genetic issues raised at the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen. 
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Subjects:
  1. Genetics & hereditary diseases 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
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  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  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: 3.6 - 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:
  SHAO Ruitai
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13329
Email:
  shaor@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  TSOUROS Agis
Phone:
  +45 45 33 68 71
Email:
  tsourosa@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork