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NET-74 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Product Regulation and Control

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Reinskje Talhout
 




Institution:
  Laboratory for Health Protection Research
  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Address:
  Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
  3721
  MA
Town:
  Bilthoven
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +31 (0)30 2744505
Fax:
  (31 30) 274 4446
Web Site:
  http://www.rivm.nl
Date of Designation:
  18/Dec/2007
Last Redesignation:
  02/Dec/2013
Expiry:
  02/Dec/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet) with the validation of laboratory methods related to the WHO FCTC, in particular to provide the training to labs such that a minimum of eight (8) lab participants is achieved for each of the validations tasked by the WHO FCTC COP to TFI; 
  2. To provide training and support in tobacco products testing, in particular to TobLabNet laboratories in countries with limited resources and capacity; 
  3. To support the working plan of TobLabNet.; 
  4. To support testing of novel tobacco products and tobacco related products such as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on the international market, and provide policy guidance to WHO related to the test results. 
  5. To support TFI in the context of Article 10 of the WHO FCTC with respect to the development of a global database for disclosure of information to the government and to the general public. 
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Subjects:
  1. Tobacco 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  2. Research 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 6.3 - Evidence-based and ethical policies, strategies, recommendations, standards and guidelines developed, and technical support provided to Member States with a high or increasing burden of disease and death associated with tobacco use, enabling them to strengthen institutions in order to tackle or prevent the public health problems concerned; support also provided to the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control for implementation of the provisions of the Convention and development and implementation of protocols and guidelines
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  VESTAL Gemma
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14705
Email:
  vestalg@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MAUER-STENDER Kristina
Phone:
  +45 45 33 67 74
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork