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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SOA-19 [AFRO]
Status
Pending
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health

Director / Head: 
  Professor Mohamed Jeebhay
  Prof. Mohamed Jeebhay




Institution:
  The Centre for Occupational and Environment Health Research, School of Public and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
  University of Cape Town
Address:
  Anzio Road,
  7925
 
Town:
  Cape Town
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (27-21) 406 6898
Fax:
  ((27-21) 406 6163
Date of Designation:
  21/Nov/2005
Last Redesignation:
  07/Apr/2010
Expiry:
  07/Apr/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO in conducting occupational and environmental health research, teaching and training, advocacy and a source of supportive outreach activities in South Africa, in the Southern and Eastern regions of Africa, Africa more generally, and internationally. 
  2. To conduct multidisciplinary research and teaching in relation to occupational health problems that have high priority in Southern Africa in order to facilitate identification and improved characterisation of these and other problems and to better understand the determinants of these problems and their solutions 
  3. To explore and develop means of maintaining the health of individuals and the environment, especially the work environment, and of preventing the development of health problems in those exposed to injurious environments at work or more generally. 
  4. To conduct public policy research into issues ranging from toxic or injurious exposures through to health surveillance, and the functioning of relevant health services including promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative/compensation aspects. 
  5. To explore the burden of occupational and environmental disease, their social determinants and strategies for their prevention amongst vulnerable groups in Southern Africa, with a view to advancing equity in health 
  6. To foster inter-institutional research, teaching and service (including outreach) 
  7. To foster local and global networks for occupational and environmental health promotion through collaboration with United Nations and other agencies. 
  8. To implement the results of research in teaching, training, policy, service provision and outreach  
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
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Types of activity:
  1. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
  2. Research 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  BAGAYOKO Magaran Monzon
Phone:
  +242 057970305
Email:
  bagayokom@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  KORTUM Evelyn G.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13531
Email:
  kortume@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork