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MEX-21 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Risk Assessment and Children's Environmental Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Fernando DIAZ-BARRIGA
 




Institution:
  Department of Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine
  Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP)
Address:
  Av. Venustiano Carranza No. 2405 Col. Lomas Los Filtros, 78210, - SLP
  78210
  SLP
Town:
  San Luis Potosí
Country:
  MEXICO
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (52-444) 8262300 / 8458
Fax:
  (52-444) 8262300 / 8458
Web Site:
  under construction
Date of Designation:
  28/Feb/2006
Last Redesignation:
  05/Mar/2014
Expiry:
  05/Mar/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist PAHO/WHO in the development of Institutional Environmental Health Units with emphasis on Children´s Health. 
  2. To collaborate with PAHO/WHO organizing training programs on health risk assessment. 
  3. To assist WHO with the development of guidelines, manuals & methodologies for the assessment of human exposure to environmental pollutants (in particular Persistent Organic Pollutants, Persistent Toxic Substances, Metals, & Pesticides). 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
  Ower: 8.4 - Guidance, tools and initiatives created in order to support the health sector in influencing policies in other sectors to allow policies that improve health, the environment and safety to be identified and adopted.
  Ower: 8.5 - Health-sector leadership enhanced for creating a healthier environment and changing policies in all sectors so as to tackle the root causes of environmental threats to health, through means such as responding to emerging and re-emerging consequences of development on environmental health and altered patterns of consumption and production and to the damaging effect of evolving technologies.
Responsible Officer:
  SOARES DA SILVA Agnes
Phone:
  +1 202 9743315
Email:
  soaresag@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14549
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork