Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Diabetes Research, Education and Primary Health Care
Director / Head:
National Centre for Diabetes, Endocrine & Inherited Diseases
Queen Rania Street, next to The Jordan University
(962-6) 535 3374 / 535 3344
(962-6) 535 3376
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- 1. To collaborate with the World Health Organization in the collection, review & dissemination of information of the prevalence & incidence of diabetes & long-term complications in the Region. .
- 2. To develop a community-oriented educational programme for diabetes prevention
- 3. To collaborate with WHO in the implementation of the medium-term programme in developing a model for diabetes programme as an integral part of primary health care.
- 4) To continue our research activities addressing current needs to establish and upgrade our existing data base and start longitudinal studies with collaboration with WHO
- 5) Encouragement of continuing medical education to specialists & workers in this field in order to attain the required professional level, in addition to printing educational materials, leaflets and courses with collaboration with WHO.
- 6) 1) Continuation of physicians training as specialist in diabetes (subspecialty) and to train physicains from WHO
- Genetics & hereditary diseases
- Health systems research & development
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
WHO organization wide expected result:
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.
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.
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.
+41 22 79 14306
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork