Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for the Epidemiology of Environment-related Diseases
Director / Head:
Manuel Posada de la Paz
Centro de Investigación sobre el Síndrome del Aceite Tóxico y Enfermedades Raras (CISATER)
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Sinesio Delgado 6,
(34-91) 822 20 44
(34-91) 387 78 95
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- To implement the environmental health information system at national level and validate the application and usefulness of the developed environmental health indicators for environmental health surveillance in Spain.
- To promote and enhance the incorporation of health impact assessment (HIA) and burden of disease methodology into the national environmental health impact procedure and to collaborate with WHO in the development of HIA and burden of disease methodology.
- To develop national actions addressing environmental health impacts as indicated through the Budapest Conference.
- To assist in the development of a research plan for the European Region in the field of environmental health based on priorities in environmental health identified at the Public Health Symposium to be held in 2008 in Madrid.
- To assist in the development of a risk communication strategy on environmental hazards based on the research in public health done and the results gained through the project on toxic oil.
- Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned
Types of activity:
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Providing technical advise to WHO
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
TEMPOWSKI Joanna Helena
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork