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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SRL-9 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Workforce Development

Director / Head: 
  Dr. L. T. Gamlath
 




Institution:
  Public Health Training, Management & Research Unit
  National Institute of Health Sciences
Address:
  P.O. Box: 28, Nagoda Road
  KL12000
  Western Province
Town:
  Kalutara
Country:
  SRI LANKA
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  0094 2222264
Fax:
  0094 2226319
Web Site:
  www.nihs.gov.lk
Date of Designation:
  11/Sep/2012
Last Redesignation:
  11/Sep/2012
Expiry:
  11/Sep/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To develop, monitor and evaluate training programmes targeting public health workforce for national and regional public health staff. 
  2. To conduct training programmes, for local and regional public health staff on  “ICD 10 & Health Information Management”,  “Community Health Management”  “Health System Research”,  "Orientation Courses on Public Health – for primary care staff” 
  3. To build advocacy for strengthening the public health workforce 
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Subjects:
  1. Health promotion & education 
  2. Health systems research & development 
  3. Classifications of diseases 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.1 - Management and organization of integrated, population-based health-service delivery through public and nonpublic providers and networks improved, reflecting the primary health care strategy, scaling up coverage, equity, quality and safety of personal and population-based health services, and enhancing health outcomes.
  Ower: 10.8 - Health-workforce information and knowledge base strengthened, and country capacities for policy analysis, planning, implementation, information-sharing and research built up.
  Ower: 10.9 - Technical support provided to Member States, with a focus on those facing severe health-workforce difficulties in order to improve the production, distribution, skill mix and retention of the health workforce.
Responsible Officer:
  SENANAYAKE Gunasena Sunil
Phone:
  +911123370804

Technical Counterpart:
  KAWAR Rania K.T.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14603
Email:
  kawarr@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork