Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health
Director / Head:
Dr Sophia Kisting
National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH)
25 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein
P.O. Box 4788 Johannesburg
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To serve as a regional resource center for occupational health information for the SADC Region (e.g. regulations for hazards control) and thus make solutions for better occupational health available. This is part of the NIOH's core function of regional outreach and capacity building. This will contribute to GPA Objective 2: to protect and promote health at the workplace.
- To establish a network of professionals and agencies in Southern Africa and link this to a global network. This will contribute directly to GPA Objective 2: to protect and promote health at the workplace.
- To conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the NIOH and the WHO. This is directly in line with GPA Objective 4: to provide and communicate evidence for action and practice.
- To contribute to professional training programmes in the SADC Region - directly in line with GPA Objective 3: to improve the performance of and access to occupational health services.
- To consult on issues in which the NIOH has developed some expertise e.g. disease surveillance. This is directly in line with GPA Objective 3: to improve the performance of and access to occupational health services.
- Occupational health
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
3.5.2 - Norms, standards and guidelines to define environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with air quality, chemicals, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies, and climate change
KORTUM Evelyn G.
+41 22 791 3531
BAGAYOKO Magaran Monzon
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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