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JOR-8 [EMRO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Family Violence Prevention

Director / Head: 
  Dr Haifa Abu Ghazal
  Professor Mohammed F. Moqdadi




Institution:
 
  The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA)
Address:
  P.O. Box 830858, 11183
 
 
Town:
  Amman
Country:
  JORDAN
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  (962-6) 462 3490
Fax:
  (962-6) 462 3591
Web Site:
  http://www.ncfa.org.jo
Date of Designation:
  01/Aug/2006
Last Redesignation:
  01/Aug/2006
Date of Discontinuation:
  27/Sep/2010
Terms of Reference:
  1. Functions: 1. To contribute to evidence-based policy for family protection interventions, by investigating new issues & key policies, by re-appraisal of existing knowledge, & by understanding underlying process & mechanisms. 
  2. 2. To arrange regional & international conferences on the issue of family protection & violence prevention in close collaboration with WHO & other important stakeholders. 
  3. 3. To review, analyze & advice policies, legislations & guidelines related to family protection with emphasis on low & middle income countries in the Region. 
  4. 4. To raise awareness at the community & policy level about family protection issues . 
  5. 5. To assist the country & the Region in the development of a reliable, timely, accessible, & comprehensive information system focused on family protection. 
  6. 6. To coordinate, support, & harmonize family protection initiatives in Jordan, & follow-up & monitor family protection action plan in Jordan. 
  7. 7. To contribute to the capacity building of the relevant implementing institutions by adapting the various available curricula to the national & regional specific conditions. 
  8. 8. To assist EMRO in developing, implementing, & evaluating the regional violence prevention strategy & policy development. 9. In collaboration with EMRO to seek funding opportunities for violence research & prevention in the Arab Region in particular & EMR Region in general. Scientific Responsibilities: 1. To support, monitor, & coordinate between partners & evaluate programmes pertaining to family protection in order to achieve coordination & harmonization between the programmes & services offered from various sectors. 2. Identifying opportunities for conducting operational research based on the priorities of the regional & national research agendas in the field of family protection. 3. To suggest key policies, legislation, & strategies pertaining to family protection. 4. To suggest relevant training for staff working in the field of family protection. 5. To collaborate with academic & non-academic institutions in relevant family protection research & training activities. 6. To arrange regional conferences on family protection & violence prevention in collaboration with WHO & other international, national, & local agencies in the Arab Region.   
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Subjects:
  1. Injuries; violence & accident prevention 
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Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Support WHO in the implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  3. Provision of reference substances and other services 
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:
  SAKR ALI Hala
Phone:
 
Email:
  Sakrha@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KRUG Etienne G.G.
Phone:
 
Email:
  kruge@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork