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Ref.No. [Initiator]
POL-27 [EURO]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition

Director / Head: 
  Zbigniew Szybinski
 




Institution:
  Department of Endocrinology, Collegium Medicum
  Jagiellonian University
Address:
  Kopernika str 17
  31-501
 
Town:
  Krakow
Country:
  POLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  48124247520
Fax:
  48124247399
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  08/Sep/2008
Last Redesignation:
  08/Sep/2008
Date of Discontinuation:
  12/Feb/2013
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1.Prevention of Iodine Deficiency Disorders a/ Development of measures to align salt iodization strategy with salt reduction strategy. In Poland a revision of salt iodization levels is being implemented, based on salt intake monitoring, on the use of iodized salt in bread production and on IDD monitoring. This experience can be used to illustrate the compatibility of the salt iodisation strategy and salt intake reduction strategy. b/ Complementary methods of inclusion of iodine in the food chain. In Poland iodization of animal salt licks and iodization of table water is going to be implemented. Experience gained will provide information about the feasibility and effectiveness of alternative methods of inclusion of iodine in the food chain c/. Public campaign focused on iodine deficiency. The Collaborating Centre would perform press conferences and prepare TV spots to improve public awareness about IDD and promote the correct use of iodised food products. The Centre would consider how to develop clear and unambiguous messages about the use of iodised salt, while recommending an overall reduction of dietary salt intake. d/. Labeling of iodine fortified products The Collaborating Centre would analyse the labeling of iodized household salt and table water and illustrate good practices on how to communicate to consumers on labels. 
  2. 2. Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes The Collaborating Centre will implement the international program DE-PLAN and the study “ Image” focused on education and promotion of non-pharmacological interventions. The main target is to introduce model of early diagnosis of type2 diabetes and non-pharmacological intervention on the primary health care level. This experience will allow to contribute to the WHO work on primary prevention of non communicable diseases through primary health care. 
  3. 3.Monitoring ,Evaluation and Research The Collaborating Centre would perform monitoring and research activities in the following areas: a. Monitoring IDD in schoolchildren and pregnant women ( Thyromobil action) developed within the framework of the Program for Elimination of Iodine Deficiency in Poland ,financed by the Ministry of Health. b. Monitoring of incidence rate of thyroid cancer, developed and financed as above. c. Investigation on economics of primary prevention of type 2 diabetes and iodine prophylaxis. 
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Subjects:
  1. Nutrition 
  2. Diabetes 
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Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Collection and collation of information 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 9.1 - Partnerships and alliances formed, leadership built and coordination and networking developed with all stakeholders at country, regional and global levels, in order to promote advocacy and communication, stimulate intersectoral actions, increase investment in nutrition, food-safety and food-security interventions, and develop and support a research agenda.
Responsible Officer:
  RODRIGUES DA SILVA BREDA Joao Joaquim
Phone:
  +45 45 33 67 25

Technical Counterpart:
  BRANCA Francesco
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11025
Email:
  brancaf@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork