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JPN-32 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Radiation Effects on Human Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Ohtsura NIWA
  Dr Kazinori KODAMA




Institution:
 
  Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)
Address:
  5-2 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku - 732-0815
  732-0815
 
Town:
  Hiroshima
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (81-82) 261-3131
Fax:
  (81-82) 263-7279
Web Site:
  http://www.rerf.or.jp
Date of Designation:
  01/May/1979
Last Redesignation:
  09/Mar/2018
Expiry:
  09/Mar/2022
Terms of Reference:
  1. Contribute to WHO activities in the area of low-dose radiation risk assessment 
  2. Contribute to WHO activities in the area of radiation emergency medicine and REMPAN activities 
  3. Contribute to WHO activities in the area of strengthening countries laboratory capacities under IHR (2005) requirements through participation in BioDoseNet activities 
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Subjects:
  1. Radiation 
  2. Emergency & humanitarian action 
  3. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.1 - Country capacity enhanced to assess health risks and to develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental and occupational risks
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, and climate change and technical support provided at the regional and country levels for their implementation
  12.2.2 - Critical core capacities for health emergency preparedness, disaster risk management and the International Health Regulations (2005) strengthened in all countries
Responsible Officer:
  CARR Zhanat
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3483
Email:
  carrz@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KIM Rok Ho
Phone:
  679 3234141
Email:
  kimr@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork