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SOA-5 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health

Director / Head: 
  Prof Sudeshni Naidoo
 




Institution:
  Department of Oral Health
  University of Western Cape
Address:
  Private Bag X1, Tygerberg, Cape Town
  7705
  Western Cape Province
Town:
  Cape Town
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (27-21) 937 3003
Fax:
  (27-21) 931 2287
Web Site:
  www.uwc.ac.za
Date of Designation:
  01/Nov/1994
Last Redesignation:
  03/Feb/2017
Expiry:
  03/Feb/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute to the WHO work by carrying out operational research to generate evidence for the relationship between oral diseases and other NCDs and to demonstrate the public health impact, cost-effectiveness and feasibility of interventions 
  2. To support the WHO’s initiatives to increase emphasis on integrated prevention and treatment of oral diseases with NCDs and in the context of health professional training curricula at all levels. 
  3. To contribute to research and support WHOs initiatives related to the development, production, and distribution of affordable quality oral hygiene products (including low cost fluoride toothpastes) as well as of a quality dental filling material that is affordable, safe, and environmentally-friendly. 
  4. To support WHO’s work by ongoing research and surveillance on oral lesions of high morbidity and mortality like NOMA, Burkitt’s lymphoma andHIV. 
  5. With these terms of reference, the UWC WHO CC will provide expertise and specialised training to the WHO and countries in the African region to support development and implementation of national oral health epidemiological surveys upon request. 
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Subjects:
  1. Oral health 
  2. HIV/AIDS 
  3. Informatics and Telemedicine 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
  Ower: 3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
Responsible Officer:
  VARENNE Benoit
Phone:
 
Email:
  varenneb@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MAKINO Yuka
Phone:
  +41 22 791 5079
Email:
  makinoy@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork