Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health
Director / Head:
Professor Jovanka KARADZINSKA-BISLIMOVSKA
Professor Drejtim BINA
Institute of Occupational Medicine
II Makedonska birgada 43 - 1000
FORM. YUG. REP. MAC.
(389-2) 621 428
(389-2) 621 428
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To participate and contribute to the work of the WHO Collaborating Centers in Occupational Health, European Network for Workers Health and SEE Network on Workers Health and implementation of the Global plan of Action on Workers' Health (2008-2017)
- To participate in the development of national profiles, indicators and national action plans on workers’ health
- To support the development of new models of Occupational Health Services (OHS) and promotion of Basic OHS approach at primary health care within the National OHS Network, with particular focus on high-risk sectors, undeserved and vulnerable groups of workers.
- To participate in identification, collection and summary of current evidence and research of the potential effects of climate change and heat waves on workers health as an emerging topic area.
- To undertake research and develop evidence-based tools and information materials for the comprehensive protection and promotion of health for health workers concerning infectious and psychosocial hazards.
- To undertake research in various fields on the basis of mutual agreement (occupational allergic diseases, occupational toxicology, occupational risks in agricultural workers)
- To provide education and training for capacity building in OH at different educational levels for specific target groups-professional (medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, medical doctors etc.) and non-professional (employees, employers)
- Occupational health
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
- Training and education
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
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)
8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork