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Ref.No. [Initiator]
MEX-24 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Technology

Director / Head: 
  M.A. María Luisa González Rétiz
 




Institution:
  CENETEC-SALUD
  Centro Nacional de Excelencia Tecnológica en Salud - CENETEC
Address:
  Av. Reforma N. 450 Piso 13 - Col. Juarez, Del. Cuauhtemoc
  06600
  D.F.
Town:
  Mexico
Country:
  MEXICO
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  52-55-5207-3988
Fax:
  Ext. 119
Date of Designation:
  18/Feb/2009
Last Redesignation:
  18/Feb/2013
Expiry:
  18/Feb/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Participating in the integration and operation of the Health Technology Assessment Network of the Americas to facilitate the exchange of methodologies, information, and capacity support among countries in the region. 
  2. Developing and sharing medical equipment management, information, guidelines, national plans and others for Biomedical, Clinical Engineering, planning and assessing purposes in Latin America, and participating in WHO consultations as an advisor for the work related to WHA60.29. 
  3. Exchanging international information relating to the development of clinical guidelines based on evidence for different levels of care, according to epidemiological priorities. 
  4. Creating and sharing a strategic plan to develop and to implement e-Health services in different levels of care, including tele-education, health websites, and telemedicine linked to the Electronics Health Record, aligned according to the global e-Health Observatory and EB117 and related resolutions. 
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
  2. Patient safety 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.1 - Management and organization of integrated, population-based health-service delivery through public and nonpublic providers and networks improved, reflecting the primary health care strategy, scaling up coverage, equity, quality and safety of personal and population-based health services, and enhancing health outcomes.
  Ower: 11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
  Ower: 10.5 - Better knowledge and evidence for health decision-making assured through consolidation and publication of existing evidence, facilitation of knowledge generation in priority areas, and global leadership in health research policy and coordination, including with regard to ethical conduct.
Responsible Officer:
  LEMGRUBER Alexandre
Phone:
 
Email:
  lemgruba@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAZQUEZ BERUMEN Adriana
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11239
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork