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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SWI-50 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  Centre collaborateur de l'OMS pour la Psychiatrie de la Personne âgée

Director / Head: 
  Prof. Armin Von Gunten
 




Institution:
 
  Service Universitaire de Psychiatrie de l'Age Avancé (SUPAA)
Address:
  Route du Mont, Prilly
  1008
  Vaud
Town:
  Lausanne
Country:
  SWITZERLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (41-21) 643 62 67
Fax:
  (41-21) 643 62 38
Web Site:
  http://www.chuv.ch/
Date of Designation:
  29/Jan/1997
Last Redesignation:
  19/Feb/2011
Expiry:
  19/Feb/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Support WHO in the development of outpatient care programs in late-life in low income countries via the implementation of mobile teams covering the needs of elderly individuals with increased psychosocial vulnerability 
  2. Organize training programs in old age psychiatry open to medical and nurse staffs working in psychiatric and community-based facilities in low income countries of Africa, Asia, East Europe and South America 
  3. Provide expertise for the management of caregiver burden in dementia and propose ad hoc training programs according to the WHO priorities in this field within the framework of the WHO/ADI initiative aiming to assess the needs in human resources and develop innovative psychosocial programs for dementia care. 
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Subjects:
  1. Mental health & neurosciences 
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Types of activity:
  1. Evaluation  
  2. Information dissemination 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  DUA Tarun
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13059
Email:
  duat@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  SHEVKUN Elena
Phone:
  +45 45 33 68 46
Email:
  shevkune@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork