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Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Primary Oral Health Care

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Jawad Behbehani
 




Institution:
  Faculty of Dentistry
  University of Kuwait
Address:
  PO Box 24923
  13110
  Safat
Town:
  Kuwait C
Country:
  KUWAIT
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  965 24986718
Fax:
  965 25326049
Date of Designation:
  03/Jul/2011
Last Redesignation:
  03/Jul/2011
Expiry:
  03/Jul/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1.To assist WHO ORH in identifying countries around the globe having established Primary Oral Health Care (POHC) programmes and analysis of programme components included for provision of oral health care and oral health promotion. 
  2. 2. To assist WHO ORH in assessment of the practical experiences and relevance of using primary health workers and ancillary oral health personnel in low-resource communities. 
  3. 3. To assist WHO ORH in development of appropriate models for POHC applicable to low-, middle- and high income countries 
  4. 4. To assist WHO ORH in development of guidelines for essential care to countries/communities based on the evidence available and practical experience 
  5. 5. To support the development of surveillance systems for assessment of outcomes of primary oral health care and school-based oral health promotion. 
  6. 6. To assist WHO ORH in orientation of oral health systems towards health promotion, with emphasis on provision of evidence-based intervention and practical community approaches in oral health promotion and oral disease prevention. 
  7. romotion and oral disease prevention 7. To promote the global development of the Health Promoting Schools Initiative through establishment of school-based oral health promotion in the African and Middle-East countries. 
  8. 8. To assist WHO ORH in translation of scientific knowledge for oral health intervention and bridging the gap in research between the developing and developed countries  
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Subjects:
  1. Oral health 
  2. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Research 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.1 - Advocacy and support provided to increase political, financial and technical commitment in Member States in order to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural 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.
 
Responsible Officer:
  TANG Kwok-Cho
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13299
Email:
  tangkc@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  HUSSAIN Syed Jaffar
Phone:
  +9626 5504700 Ext 2523
Email:
  hussains@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork