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UAE-3 [Headquarters]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre in Nutrition

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Ayesha Al Dhaheri
  Dr. Ayesha Al Dhaheri




Institution:
  Nutrition and Health Department
  College of Food and Agriculture - United Arab Emirates University
Address:
  P.O. Box 17555
 
  Abu Dhabi
Town:
  Al Ain
Country:
  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Region:
  EMRO
Phone:
  +971-50-6167671
Fax:
  +971-3-7632384
Web Site:
  cfa.uaeu.ac.ae
Date of Designation:
  01/Apr/2011
Last Redesignation:
  01/Apr/2011
Expiry:
  01/Apr/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1-To promote greater awareness in issues related to food and nutrition in the general population and policy makers in UAE and the Gulf region. 
  2. 2- To assist WHO in the prevention and treatment of nutrition related diseases, including under-nutrition, over-nutrition such micronutrient deficiencies, obesity and diet related chronic diseases by strengthening the evidence base and developing innovative solutions. 
  3. 3- Support the development, implementation and evaluation of food and nutrition policies in the UAE and the Gulf countries. 
  4. 4- To assist WHO in collection and dissemination of information on nutritional status of the population and the implementation of nutrition interventions. 
  5. 5- To serve as information resource center for extending research-based information on nutrition, food, and agro-health, through training workshops and seminars and publishing in academic and scientific journals. 
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Subjects:
  1. Nutrition 
  2. Nutrition 
  3. Nutrition 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Collection and collation of information 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 9.1 - Partnerships and alliances formed, leadership built and coordination and networking developed with all stakeholders at country, regional and global levels, in order to promote advocacy and communication, stimulate intersectoral actions, increase investment in nutrition, food-safety and food-security interventions, and develop and support a research agenda.
  Ower: 9.2 - Norms, including references, requirements, research priorities, guidelines, training manuals and standards, produced and disseminated to Member States in order to increase their capacity to assess and respond to all forms of malnutrition, and zoonotic and non-zoonotic foodborne diseases, and to promote healthy dietary practices.
  Ower: 9.3 - Monitoring and surveillance of needs and assessment and evaluation of responses in the area of nutrition and diet-related chronic diseases strengthened, and ability to identify best policy options improved, in stable and emergency situations.
Responsible Officer:
  DE ONIS Mercedes
Phone:
  13320/14727
Email:
  deonism@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MADI Haifa Husni
Phone:
 
Email:
  madih@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork