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Ref.No. [Initiator]
JPN-34 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Akira MURAKAMI
 




Institution:
  Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine
  Juntendo University
Address:
  2-1-1 Hongo
  113-8421
  Tokyo
Town:
  Bunkyo-ku
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (81-3) 3813 5537
Fax:
  (81-3) 3817 0260
Date of Designation:
  01/Jan/1980
Last Redesignation:
  26/Nov/2012
Expiry:
  26/Nov/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. Contribute to human resources development, in the quantitative as well as the qualitative way, on eye health at different professional levels 
  2. Support research on assessing the magnitude and causes of visual impairment and the identification of appropriate evidence-based interventions to promote eye health and prevent visual impairment including blindness 
  3. Strengthen evidence-based policy development to promote community eye care 
  4. Organize an eye health promotion and/or the prevention of blindness workshop in the WPR for eye health planners 
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Subjects:
  1. Prevention of blindness 
  2. Health legislation and human rights 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
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: 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.
  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.
Responsible Officer:
  KOCUR Ivo
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11435
Email:
  kocuri@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MUELLER Andreas
Phone:
  +63 2 5289885
Email:
  muellera@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork