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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 3148
Fax:
  (27-21) 931 2287
Web Site:
  www.uwc.ac.za
Date of Designation:
  01/Nov/1994
Last Redesignation:
  03/Feb/2013
Expiry:
  03/Feb/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute to WHO's work in the development of guidelines for infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS 
  2. 2. To support WHO's work by ongoing research and surveillance of high morbidity and mortality diseases like NOMA, Burkitt's Lymphoma 
  3. 3. To help develop and pilot WHO health education and health promotion materials 
  4. 4. To contribute to research and support WHO's initiatives related to low cost fluoride toothpastes for the African Region 
  5. 5. With these terms of reference, the WHO CC will provide expertise, support and specialised training to the WHO and countries in the African Region 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:
  TANG Kwok-Cho
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13299
Email:
  tangkc@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork