Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Research in Environmental Health Science and Toxicology
Director / Head:
Your Highness Prof. HRH Princess Chulabhorn MAHIDOL
Professor Dr Dr Khunying Mathuros RUCHIRAWAT
International Center for Environmental and Industrial Toxicology (ICEIT)
Chulabhorn Research Institute
54 Vipavadee-Rangsit Highway, Lak-Si
(66-2) 574 0622-33
(66-2) 574 1497
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To promote & assist capacity building activities in Environmental Health, Toxicology, & Risk Assessment.
- To promote and conduct collaborative research, in Environmental Health Science, particularly as it relates to emerging national and international problems and in vulnerable groups such as children & the elderly.
- To establish & maintain linkages with relevant centers, particularly in the South-East Asia & Western Pacific Regions of WHO.
- Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned
- Chemical safety
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Collection; collation and dissemination of information
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
8.5 - Health-sector leadership enhanced for creating a healthier environment and changing policies in all sectors so as to tackle the root causes of environmental threats to health, through means such as responding to emerging and re-emerging consequences of development on environmental health and altered patterns of consumption and production and to the damaging effect of evolving technologies.
8.4 - Guidance, tools and initiatives created in order to support the health sector in influencing policies in other sectors to allow policies that improve health, the environment and safety to be identified and adopted.
ONYON Lesley Jayne
+41 22 79 13548
+41 22 79 11286
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork