Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Director / Head:
Prof. Sohei Makino
Dept. of Respiratory Medicine
Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To survey the prevalence and risk factors of Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) in developing countries in Asia/Pacific (A/P).
- To adapt existing guides, in particular the WHO PEN protocol for asthma and COPD and materials for diagnosis, management, and control of CRD for first line health care providers and at different levels of health care and economies in A/P, and to disseminate, implement, and evaluate the guides.
- To assess availability, affordability and accessibility of asthma inhalers in Mongolia, Cambodia, and Laos at different levels of the health care system including the private sector.
- To adapt the practical guidelines to reduce the modifiable risk factors for CRD such as tobacco use, outdoor and indoor air pollution, occupational exposure, indoor and outdoor allergens and obesity, and to disseminate, implement, and evaluate the guides.
- To disseminate WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) plans and programmes and WHO Obesity Prevention and Control Programmes, to support their community-based implementation for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD).
- To promote collaboration with/among organisations and medical groups including the WHO, GARD, local and national governments, national and international medical societies, NGOs, and patient groups.
- Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned
- Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines)
Types of activity:
- Collection and collation of information
- Training and education
2.1.1 - Development and/or implementation of national multisectoral policies and plans to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases accelerated
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