Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Director / Head:
Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT)
Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT), P. O. Box 8690, KCMC, Moshi, Tanzania
UNITED REP. TANZANIA
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- To improve and standardize training and education in East and Central African Countries in Orthopaedic Technology and related rehabilitation at all levels (ISPO-Category), including upgrading and postgraduate structures.
- To assist in the development, implementation and coordination of short and long-term training and education programs in the region.
- To assist in the practical implementation of multidisciplinary strategies for linking Prosthetics and Orthotics Services with PHC and CBR programs/activities
- To promote national and regional community awareness about rights and rehabilitation services for persons with physical disabilities and their families.
- To implement applied research and evaluation, as well as the utilization of appropriate Prosthetics and Orthotics Technologies.
- To implement costing scheme for all assistive devices in the region.
- To implement a protocol for outcome measurement of training, education and service delivery to different levels in cooperating the users of services.
- To develop and implement exchange programs of staff/lecturers/tutors within and from collaborating institutions in developing countries, e.g. CNO, Lome, Togo; OTTS, Kampala, Uganda; KMTC, Nairobi, Kenya; AHSS-Kigali, Rwanda; Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Pretoria, Sourth Africa; VIETCOT, Vietnam; PIPOS, Pakistan; CIR, Chicago, USA; NCTPO, Glasgow, UK; BUFA, Dortmund, German; etc.
To develop and implement a protocal for neuromuscular skeletal deformities with specific bias to seating devices
To implement surgical/conservative management of club feet deformities utilizing Ponset Method of Approach
To establish and implement an E-Learning Course on Spinal Orthotics for spinal deformities
- Disabilities and rehabilitation (excluding accident prevention)
- Health promotion & education
- Noncommunicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned
Types of activity:
- Training and education
- Development and application of appropriate technology
- Providing technical advise to WHO
Ower: 3.2 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and regulations in respect of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
Ower: 6.1 - Advice and support provided to Member States to build their capacity for health promotion across all relevant programmes, and to establish effective multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaborations for promoting health and preventing or reducing major risk factors.
EKEKE MONONO Martin
+41 22 791 3499
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork