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JPN-83 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Sohei Makino
 




Institution:
  Dept. of Respiratory Medicine
  Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital
Address:
  2-1-50, Minami-Koshigaya
  343-8555
  Saitama
Town:
  Koshigaya
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +81-48-965-1111
Fax:
  +81-48-965-8927
Date of Designation:
  02/Jul/2012
Last Redesignation:
  02/Jul/2016
Expiry:
  02/Jul/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. To survey the prevalence and risk factors of Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD) in developing countries in Asia/Pacific (A/P). 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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). 
  6. 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. 
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Subjects:
  1. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Pharmaceuticals (including essential drugs and medicines) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Training and education 
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WHO Outputs:
  2.1.1 - Development and/or implementation of national multisectoral policies and plans to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases accelerated
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  BILLO Nils Eric
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2138
Email:
  billon@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