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KUW-7 [Headquarters]
Status
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/2015
Expiry:
  03/Jul/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO ORH in analysis of efficiency for components of Primary Oral Health Care (POHC) programme included for provision of oral health care and oral health promotion 
  2. To assist WHO ORH in establishment of appropriate models for POHC applicable to low-, middle- and high income countries 
  3. To support WHO ORH in development of surveillance systems to assess oral health information included outcomes of POHC and school-based oral health promotion, in particular in the Middle-East and African countries 
  4. To support WHO ORH in research on oral health inequalities and in implementing programs to reduce these inequalities in oral health services between and within the countries in the Middle-East and African 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:
  OGAWA Hiroshi
Phone:
  +41 22 791 1014
Email:
  ogawah@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