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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SOA-25 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC)

Director / Head: 
  Dr Debbie Bradshaw
  Dr Lyn Hanmer




Institution:
  Burden of Disease Research Unit (BoDRU)
  South African Medical Research Council
Address:
  PO Box 19070
  7505
 
Town:
  Cape Town, Tygerberg
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  +27 21 938 0959
Fax:
  +27 21 938 0310
Web Site:
  www.mrc.ac.za
Date of Designation:
  03/Feb/2012
Last Redesignation:
  03/Feb/2016
Expiry:
  03/Feb/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assisting WHO in developing, maintaining and revising the WHO Family of International Classifications, Terminologies and Standards (WHO-FIC), in particular the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the International Classification of Health Interventions, and relevant terminological and ontological aspects.  
  2. Supporting global work with active participation to Committees, as for Implementation & Education, Update & Revision, Electronic Tools & Terminology, and Family Development and Reference Groups, as for Mortality, Morbidity, Functioning & Disability that assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement, updating and revision of members of the WHO-FIC.  
  3. Collaborating with local and regional users of classifications by networking and providing support, disseminating information about the WHO-FIC and other health-related classifications, regarding the availability, suitability and applicability of the classifications for different purposes, as reporting and coding, availability of tools for implementation, data analysis, and interpretation, in coordination with WHO. 
  4. Promoting use of the WHO-FIC, developing, formulating and sharing teaching materials, organizing and conducting local, regional and global training courses and translating international WHO-FIC materials to the relevant language for local use, in coordination with WHO. 
  5. Improving the level and quality of implementation of WHO classifications, supporting quality assurance procedures of the WHO-FIC regarding mechanisms, norms and standards of classification use, data collection, and data analysis, in coordination with WHO. 
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Subjects:
  1. Classifications of diseases 
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Types of activity:
  1. Standardization of terminology and nomenclature 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.5 - Better knowledge and evidence for health decision-making assured through consolidation and publication of existing evidence, facilitation of knowledge generation in priority areas, and global leadership in health research policy and coordination, including with regard to ethical conduct.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  KOSTANJSEK Nenad Friedrich Ivan
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3242

Technical Counterpart:
  KEBEDE Derege
Phone:
 
Email:
  kebeded@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork