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Ref.No. [Initiator]
POL-28 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Control

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Witold Zatonski
  Mr Krzysztof Przewozniak




Institution:
  Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention Department
  Maria Sklodowska-Curie Cancer Centre & Institute of Oncology
Address:
  5, Roentgena Street
  PL-02781
 
Town:
  Warsaw
Country:
  POLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  48-22) 643 92 34 / 643 97 92 / 644 48 06
Fax:
  (48-22) 643 92 34
Web Site:
  http://www.coi.waw.pl
Date of Designation:
  19/May/2011
Last Redesignation:
  19/May/2011
Expiry:
  19/May/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Support to building capacity for enforcement of comprehensive tobacco control policies and programs in CEE region (scope of activities: lobbying for adapting national policies to WHO FCTC requirements and guidelines, engaging policy makers and media in tobacco control) 
  2. Support to surveillance and research on tobacco use and control in CEE countries (scope of activities: providing WHO data on smoking behaviours, tobacco control policies and activities in CEE countries, initiating research projects in the region, helping in data analysis and publication, disseminating study results throughout the region, co-organizing scientific conferences and workshops) 
  3. Support to protecting non-smokers by reducing their exposure to tobacco smoke pollution in public places and worksites in CEE (scope of activities: lobbying for enforcement of effective smoke-free policies in Poland and other CEE countries, advising CEE experts on smoke-free policies and advocacy campaigns, co-organizing conferences and training workshops, preparing training materials) 
  4. Support to tobacco control leadership, partnership and network in CEE region (scope of activities: engaging medical community and civil society movement in tobacco control, assisting WHO, other international organizations and networks in training of CEE public health leaders) 
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Subjects:
  1. Tobacco 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  3. Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Training and education 
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:
  SANDA Luminita
Phone:
  +41 22 79 15495
Email:
  sandal@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