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JPN-79 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine

Director / Head: 
  Dr Makoto Akashi
 




Institution:
  Research Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine
  National Institute of Radiological Sciences
Address:
  4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage-ku
  263-8555
  Chiba
Town:
  Chiba-city
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +81-43-206-3122
Fax:
  +81-43-284-1736
Web Site:
  http://www.nirs.go.jp
Date of Designation:
  02/Sep/2013
Last Redesignation:
  02/Sep/2013
Expiry:
  02/Sep/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Cooperation in the area of strengthening preparedness to radiation emergencies and REMPAN activities 
  2. Technical assistance to WHO in response to and recovery after radiation emergencies.  
  3. Cooperation in the area of biodosimetry and BioDoseNet (cytogenetics and internal contamination monitoring 
  4. Cooperation in the area of radiation protection for indoor radon 
  5. Cooperation in the area of radioprotection in the field of medical exposure to ionizing radiation, with the focus on risks assessment and risk management 
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Subjects:
  1. Emergency & humanitarian action 
  2. Radiation 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.6 - Support provided to Member States in order to achieve the minimum core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (2005) for the establishment and strengthening of alert and response systems for use in epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
  Ower: 5.1 - Norms and standards developed, capacity built and technical support provided to Member States for the development and strengthening of national emergency preparedness plans and programmes.
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
Responsible Officer:
  CARR Zhanat
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13483
Email:
  carrz@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  HASSAN Mohd Nasir
Phone:
  +63 2 5289886
Email:
  hassanm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork