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Ref.No. [Initiator]
ITA-56 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal & Child Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Marzia Lazzerini
 




Institution:
  Unit for Health Services Research and International Health
  Istituto per l'Infanzia IRCCS Burlo Garofolo
Address:
  Via dell'Istria 65/1
  34137
 
Town:
  Trieste
Country:
  ITALY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (39-040) 3785 555
Fax:
  (39-040) 3785 260
Date of Designation:
  01/Aug/1992
Last Redesignation:
  27/May/2017
Expiry:
  27/May/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Research activities for the development and assessment of appropriate technologies and interventions related to WHO programmes and initiatives on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, including child health and environment. 
  2. Development and field testing of guidelines and training materials on the use of appropriate technologies and interventions related to the same WHO programmes and initiatives. 
  3. Support to the introduction, implementation and evaluation at country level of WHO programmes, plans and initiatives related to maternal, neonatal and child health. 
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Subjects:
  1. Child & maternal health 
  2. Gender; Women & health 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  3.1.1 - Countries enabled to further expand access to, and improve quality of, effective interventions for ending preventable maternal, perinatal and newborn deaths, from pre-pregnancy to postpartum, focusing on the 24-hour period around childbirth
  3.1.4 - Research undertaken and evidence generated and synthesized for designing key interventions in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and other conditions and issues linked to it
  3.1.2 - Countries enabled to implement and monitor integrated strategic plans for newborn and child health, with a focus on expanding access to high-quality interventions to improve early childhood development and end preventable newborn and child deaths from pneumonia, diarrhoea and other conditions
Responsible Officer:
  WERE Wilson Milton
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2661
Email:
  werew@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  WEBER Martin Willi
Phone:
  +4545336975
Email:
  weberm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork