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MEX-18 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Environmental Epidemiology

Director / Head: 
  Dr Horacio RIOJAS RODRIGUEZ
 




Institution:
  Dirección de Salud Ambiental/Direction of Environmental Health
  Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP)
Address:
  Av. Universidad No. 655, Col. Sta. María, - 62508 Morelos
  62508
  Morelos
Town:
  Cuernavaca
Country:
  MEXICO
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (52-777) 329 30 60
Fax:
  (52-777) 101 29 37
Web Site:
  http://www.insp.mx
Date of Designation:
  05/Jun/1997
Last Redesignation:
  29/Dec/2014
Expiry:
  29/Dec/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO to build professional capacities in the field of environmental health. 
  2. Strenghthen research in environmental health, primarily focused on climate change and indoor and outdoor air pollution.  
  3. Develop research projects in environmental health which will include the Environmental Epidemiology Approach and the PAHO Methodology as well as Risk Assessment. 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Provision of reference substances and other services 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.1 - Country capacity strengthened to assess health risks, develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental risks
  3.5.2 - Norms, standards and guidelines to define environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with air quality, chemicals, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies, and climate change
  3.5.3 - Public health issues incorporated in multilateral agreements and conventions on the environment and sustainable development
Responsible Officer:
  SOARES DA SILVA Agnes
Phone:
  +1 202 9743315
Email:
  soaresag@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  NEIRA Maria Purificacion
Phone:
  +41 22 79 15526
Email:
  neiram@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork