Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings and High Visibility / High Consequences Events
Director / Head:
dr Vladimir Petrovic
Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina
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Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Carry out research on prevention and disease control and environmental hazards in mass gatherings, according to WHO requests.
- 2. Provide operational, epidemiological and diagnostic support on infectious diseases to WHO and GOARN in outbreak response activities, support WHO and GOARN in activities to improve overall outbreak preparedness and response capability; Conduction of field investigation and case studies on environmental hazard identification, hazard characterization, population exposed and risk characterization in order to provide data relevant to risk assessment, risk managemant and risk communication in line with WHO planes and roles.
- 3. Development of training programs, training and capacity building concerning support to the emergency and health protection, preparedness programs, strategies & policies of the IPHV and WHO at sub-national, national level and on regional and international level on WHO request, focusing on high visibility consequence events (including Mass Gatherings, such as EXIT festival and similar events ) and areas where cross sectoral working is critical.
- 4. Building combined expertise of WHO and the proposed CC, develop guidance and advice, jointly planned in collaboration with WHO and other WHO CCs (HPA London and INMI), on effective health protection preparedness and contributing to setting standards for emergency preparedness at national level and on regional and international level on WHO request.
- 5. Support and collaboration with the WHO Virtual Interdisciplinary Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings to develop and maintain guidance and standards for managing public health impact of mass gatherings.
- Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned
- Emergency & humanitarian action
- Health promotion & education
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Collection and collation of information
- Training and education
Ower: 1.6 - Support provided to Member States in order to achieve the minimum core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (2005) for the establishment and strengthening of alert and response systems for use in epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
Ower: 1.8 - Regional and global capacity coordinated and made rapidly available to Member States for detection, verification, risk assessment and response to epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
Ower: 6.1 - Advice and support provided to Member States to build their capacity for health promotion across all relevant programmes, and to establish effective multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborations for promoting health and preventing or reducing major risk factors.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork