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SWE-63 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Peter Byass
 




Institution:
  Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
  Umeå University
Address:
  Universitetsområdet, 9B, ingang X5, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus
  SE-901 87
 
Town:
  Umeå
Country:
  SWEDEN
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +46 90 7853345
Fax:
  +46 90 138977
Date of Designation:
  01/Nov/2012
Last Redesignation:
  01/Nov/2012
Expiry:
  01/Nov/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. to work with WHO on the development of appropriate methodologies and applications enabling the widespread use of verbal autopsy (VA) methods for cause of death determination in settings without routine cause of death recording 
  2. to act as a global reference point which can provide advice and technical support to users of VA methods in research and routine health service settings 
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Subjects:
  1. Classifications of diseases 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection; collation and dissemination of information 
  2. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.4 - Country health-information systems that provide and use high-quality and timely information for health planning and for monitoring progress towards national and major international goals strengthened.
  Ower: 10.5 - Better knowledge and evidence for health decision-making assured through consolidation and publication of existing evidence, facilitation of knowledge generation in priority areas, and global leadership in health research policy and coordination, including with regard to ethical conduct.
 
Responsible Officer:
  JAKOB Robert
Phone:
  +41 22 79 15877
Email:
  jakobr@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  LOYOLA ELIZONDO Enrique Gerardo
Phone:
  +45 45 33 67 66
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork