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SRL-8 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Occupational Health

Director / Head: 
  Professor R. de A. Seneviratne
  Professor Harshalal Seneviratne




Institution:
  Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
  University of Colombo
Address:
  25 Kynsey Road
  00800
  Colombo
Town:
  Colombo
Country:
  SRI LANKA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  +9411 2695300, 2677765
Fax:
  +9411 2677765, 2691581
Date of Designation:
  29/Jul/2012
Last Redesignation:
  29/Jul/2012
Expiry:
  29/Jul/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To contribute to the development of human resources for addressing Workers’ Health through training and capacity building activities. 
  2. To participate in WHO’s multi-centre projects on integration of Occupational Health in Primary Health Care. 
  3. To support WHO’s research agenda for promoting Basic Occupational Health Services. 
  4. To collaborate with WHO in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action on Workers’ Health. 
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Subjects:
  1. Occupational health 
  2. Research policy & development 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 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).
  Ower: 8.3 - Technical assistance and support provided to Member States for strengthening national occupational and environmental health risk management systems, functions and services.
  Ower: 8.5 - Health-sector leadership enhanced for creating a healthier environment and changing policies in all sectors so as to tackle the root causes of environmental threats to health, through means such as responding to emerging and re-emerging consequences of development on environmental health and altered patterns of consumption and production and to the damaging effect of evolving technologies.
Responsible Officer:
  ONYON Lesley Jayne
Phone:
  +911123309450
Email:
  onyonl@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  IVANOV Ivan Dimov
Phone:
  +41 22 79 15532
Email:
  ivanovi@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork