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SOA-17 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Urban Health

Director / Head: 
  Professor Angela MATHEE
 




Institution:
 
  South African Medical Research Council
Address:
  PO Box 87373,
  2041
  Gauteng
Town:
  Houghton
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (67-11) 274 6060
Fax:
  (27-11) 642 6832
Web Site:
  http://www.mrc.ac.za
Date of Designation:
  01/Jun/1995
Last Redesignation:
  07/Apr/2014
Expiry:
  07/Apr/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO/WHO-AFRO with respect to programmes and initiatives in the fields of urban and environmental health; 
  2. To investigate the health concerns of those living in urban settings or unhealthy environments, with special emphasis on the poor.  
  3. To promote WHO urban and environmental health publications and resources through the communication mechanisms of the WHOCCUH, including through the WHOCCUH webpage. 
  4. To assist with capacity building in the fields of urban and environmental health. 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
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Types of activity:
  1. Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres) 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  SENKORO Hawa Hamisi
Phone:
 
Email:
  senkoroh@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  DORA Carlos Francisco C.
Phone:
  13541/11293
Email:
  dorac@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork