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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SAA-13 [EMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Abdul-Elah Al-Towerki
 




Institution:
  King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
  King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Address:
  P.O. Box 7191 (Al-Oruba Street)
  11462
  P.O. Box 7191
Town:
  Riyadh
Country:
  SAUDI ARABIA
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  + 966-1-482 1234
Fax:
  + 966 -1- 482 1200
Date of Designation:
  01/Feb/2010
Last Redesignation:
  01/Feb/2014
Expiry:
  01/Feb/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To collaborate with WHO to strengthen the advocacy and generate evidence for increased political and financial commitment for improvement of eye health and prevention of blindness in Saudi Arabia in line with WHO 
  2. To collaborate with WHO for the development of Human Resources for the eye health of Saudi Arabia and GCC Countries in line with Universal access to eye health:  
  3. To collaborate with WHO in the data collection in eye health. 
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Subjects:
  1. Prevention of blindness 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  2. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  3. Research 
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: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 3.5 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the preparation and implementation of multisectoral, population-wide programmes to promote mental health and to prevent mental and behavioural disorders, violence and injuries, together with hearing and visual impairment, including blindness
Responsible Officer:
  SAKR ALI Hala
Phone:
 
Email:
  Sakrha@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KOCUR Ivo
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11435
Email:
  kocuri@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork