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NEZ-13 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Dental Epidemiology and Public Health

Director / Head: 
  Prof. W. Murray Thomson
 




Institution:
  School of Dentistry
  University of Otago
Address:
  P.O. Box 647 -
  9054
 
Town:
  Dunedin
Country:
  NEW ZEALAND
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (64-3) 479 7113
Fax:
  (64-3) 479 7116
Date of Designation:
  21/Aug/1986
Last Redesignation:
  13/Oct/2010
Expiry:
  13/Oct/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. When requested by WHO, to assist and advise developing countries in the Region (particularly Pacific island countries) in conducting oral epidemiological research for the development of community oral health promotion. 
  2. To help WHO in work for strengthening national health systems research for the orientation of oral health systems towards oral health promotion and improvement of the quality of oral health care. 
  3. When requested by WHO, to provide assistance to countries in strengthening the capacity of oral health care delivery through providing training opportunities and involvement in continuing education. Priority is given to developing countries in the Region, particularly Pacific island countries. 
  4. To provide consultancy advice and assistance to WHO at global and regional levels as required and agreed upon for the translation of oral health research into action programmes for promoting the oral health of disadvantaged population groups. 
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Subjects:
  1. Oral health 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  TANG Kwok-Cho
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13299
Email:
  tangkc@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  SHIN Hai-Rim
Phone:
  +63 2 5289860
Email:
  shinh@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork