Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Food Contamination Monitoring
Director / Head:
MS JOANNE CHAN SHEOT HARN
Health Sciences Authority
11 Outram Road - 169078
(65) 6213 0722
(65) 6213 0749
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To participate in the WHO Global Environment Monitoring System/Food Contamination Monitoring & Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food) through the provision of monitoring data on levels of priority contaminants in food & the total diet, especially those identified by GEMS/Food.
- To cooperate with GEMS/Food & its participating institutions, by providing information on the prevention, monitoring, control, exposure & assessment of health effects of contaminants in food.
- To provide, as resources permit, training, advisory services & other cooperation with GEMS/Food participating institutions & with other countries in the Western Pacific Region to countries to strengthen their food contamination monitoring & assessment capabilities.
- To assist in the surveillance of chemical contamination of food in the event of an emergency, as resources permit.
- Food safety
- Chemical safety
- Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety)
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
- Outbreaks and emergencies
- Collection and collation of information
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.
Ower: 9.2 - Norms, including references, requirements, research priorities, guidelines, training manuals and standards, produced and disseminated to Member States in order to increase their capacity to assess and respond to all forms of malnutrition, and zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases, and to promote healthy dietary practices.
Ower: 9.5 - Systems for surveillance, prevention and control of zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases strengthened; food-hazard monitoring and evaluation programmes established and integrated into existing national surveillance systems, and results disseminated to all key players.
HOEJSKOV Peter Sousa
VERGER Philippe Jean-Paul
+41 22 79 13053
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork