Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications
Director / Head:
Dr Kayo Takimura
International Classification and Information Management Office (Japan ICD Office), Policy Planning Division, Statistical and Information Department, Minister’s Secretariat
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Assisting WHO in developing, maintaining and revising the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), in particular the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the International Classification of Health Interventions, and relevant terminological and ontological aspects, including integration of traditional medicine into WHO-FIC.
- Supporting global work with active participation to comittees, as for Implementation & Education, Update & Revision, Electronic Tools & Terminology, and Family Development and Reference Groups, as for Mortality, Morbidity, Functioning & Disability that assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement, updating and revision of members of the WHO-FIC.
- Collaborating with local and regional users of classifications by networking and providing support, disseminating information about the WHO-FIC and other health-related classifications, regarding the availability, suitability and applicability of the classifications for different purposes, as reporting and coding, availability of tools for implemen-tation, data analysis, and interpretation, in coordination with WHO.
- Promoting use of the WHO-FIC, developing, formulating and sharing teaching materials, organizing and conducting local, regional and global training courses and translating international WHO-FIC materials to the relevant language for local use, in coordination with WHO.
- Improving the level and quality of implementation of WHO classifications, supporting quality assurance procedures of the WHO-FIC classifications regarding mechanisms, norms and standards of classification use, data collection, and data analysis, in coordination with WHO.
- Classifications of diseases
- Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment
Types of activity:
- Standardization of terminology and nomenclature
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
WHO organization wide expected result:
10.4 - Country health-information systems that provide and use high-quality and timely information for health planning and for monitoring progress towards national and major international goals strengthened.
10.5 - Better knowledge and evidence for health decision-making assured through consolidation and publication of existing evidence, facilitation of knowledge generation in priority areas, and global leadership in health research policy and coordination, including with regard to ethical conduct.
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