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Ref.No. [Initiator]
MEX-23 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Family of International Classifications

Director / Head: 
  Dr Juan Carlos Oropeza Reyes
  Dr Luis-Manuel Torres




Institution:
  Classifications of Information on Health, General Direction of Health Information
  Ministry of Health
Address:
  Ave. Paseo de la Reforma 450, piso 11, Col. Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
  06600
  Distrito Federal
Town:
  Mexico
Country:
  MEXICO
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (55) 5514 3356
Fax:
  (55) 5514 5294
Date of Designation:
  28/Jan/2008
Last Redesignation:
  29/Jan/2012
Expiry:
  29/Jan/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assist WHO in the development, maintenance and revision of the Classifications, Terminologies and Standards (CTS) products, in particular the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI), and the International Classification of Traditional Medicine (ICTM), with their relevant terminological and ontological aspects. 
  2. Support global work with active participation in implementation, education, update, revision, electronic tools, terminology, and other activities which assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement, updating and revision of the CTS products. 
  3. Collaborate with local and regional users of classifications by networking, providing support for, and disseminating information about CTS products regarding the availability, suitability and applicability of the classifications for different purposes, in coordination with WHO. 
  4. Promote the use of the CTS products through developing, formulating and sharing teaching materials, organizing and conducting local, regional and global training in coordination with WHO. 
  5. Improve the level and quality of implementation of WHO classifications while supporting quality assurances procedures for CTS products in coordination with WHO 
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Subjects:
  1. Classifications of diseases 
  2. Research policy & development 
  3. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 7.4 - Ethics- and human rights-based approaches to health promoted within WHO and at national and global levels.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  RUIZ LUNA Patricia Lorena
Phone:
  1-202-974-3855
Email:
  ruizpatr@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KOSTANJSEK Nenad Friedrich Ivan
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13242
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork