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SWI-69 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center for Radiation Protection and Public Health

Director / Head: 
  Dr Christophe Murith
  Daniel Storch




Institution:
  Radiation Protection Division
  Federal Office of Public Health
Address:
  Schwarzenburgstrasse, 165
  3003
  Bern
Town:
  Bern
Country:
  SWITZERLAND
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +41584641041
Fax:
 
Date of Designation:
  04/Mar/2014
Last Redesignation:
  04/Mar/2018
Expiry:
  04/Mar/2022
Terms of Reference:
  1. Technical support and collaboration in radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness and public health response. 
  2. Technical support and collaboration in the field of radon action plan and development of strategies towards improved indoor air quality.  
  3. Technical support and collaboration in the field of non-ionizing radiation with the focus on developing health protection policies, risk assessment and knowledge management. 
  4. Technical support and collaboration for advancing radiation protection in the field of medical radiation exposures. 
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Subjects:
  1. Radiation 
  2. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  3. Emergency & humanitarian action 
Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.1 - Countries enabled to assess health risks and develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental and occupational risks
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies and climate change
  5.1.1 - Implementation and monitoring of the International Health Regulations (2005) at country level and training and advice for Member States in further developing and making use of core capacities required under the Regulations
Responsible Officer:
  CARR Zhanat
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3483
Email:
  carrz@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  ZASTENSKAYA Irina
Phone:
  +49 228 8150430
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork