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JPN-75 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science

Director / Head: 
  Dr Hideo MIYAZAKI
 




Institution:
  Department of Oral Health Science, Division of Preventive Dentistry
  Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Address:
  2-5274 Gakkocho-dori, Chuo-ku
  9518514
 
Town:
  Niigata
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (81-25) 227 2856
Fax:
  (81-25) 227 0807
Date of Designation:
  08/Feb/2007
Last Redesignation:
  16/Feb/2015
Expiry:
  16/Feb/2019
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO to initiate epidemiological studies and promote standardisation of data collection for oral diseases (in particular periodontal diseases) to provide quality information to the WHO Global Oral Health database. 
  2. To support WHO in dissemination of the evidence on interrelationships oral health-general health-quality of life to strengthen oral health components into public health programmes. 
  3. To assist WHO in application of the evidence on school oral health promotion through primary prevention. 
  4. To expand linkages with dental public health institutions in WPRO countries and to provide post-graduate training courses in oral health promotion and disease prevention. 
  5. To assist WHO in establishment of World Directory of Dental Schools. 
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Subjects:
  1. Oral health 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  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.
  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: 6.3 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed, and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease and death associated with tobacco use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to tackle or prevent the public health problems concerned; support also provided to the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for implementation of the provisions of the Convention and development and implementation of protocols and guidelines
Responsible Officer:
  OGAWA Hiroshi
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1014
Email:
  ogawah@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  SHIN Hai-Rim
Phone:
  +63 2 5289860
Email:
  shinh@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork