Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Risk Assessment and Children's Environmental Health
Director / Head:
Dr Fernando DIAZ-BARRIGA
Department of Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (UASLP)
Av. Venustiano Carranza No. 2405 Col. Lomas Los Filtros, 78210, - SLP
San Luis Potosí
(52-444) 826 2354
(52-444) 826 2354
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To assist PAHO/WHO in the development of Institutional Environmental Health Units with emphasis on Children´s Health.
- To collaborate with PAHO/WHO organizing training programs on health risk assessment.
- To collaborate with PAHO/WHO on training programs for health professionals in the areas of analytical environmental chemistry & environmental epidemiology.
- 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).
- To conduct multidisciplinary collaborative research projects for the assessment of human exposure to environmental pollutants (in particular Persistent Organic Pollutants, Persistent Toxic Substances, Metals, & Pesticides).
- To collaborate with PAHO/WHO on the online publication of guidelines & technical manuals on environmental health (Spanish Language).
- To collaborate with PAHO/WHO on the development & training of risk communication programs for children.
- Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
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)
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.
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.
SOARES DA SILVA Agnes
+1 202 9743315
BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
+41 22 79 14549
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork