Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health
Director / Head:
Dr. Paul Wilkinson
Dr Sari Kovats
Centre on Global Change and Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
(44-20) 7927 2444
(44-20) 7927 2701
Date of Designation:
Date of Discontinuation:
Terms of Reference:
- To provide research & policy evidence relating to the health impacts of global environmental change & globalization
- To contribute to the implementation of the WHO Resolution on Climate Change and Health and the implementation of the European Regional Framework for Action on climate change and health.
- To strengthen research on climate change and health attribution and quantification
- To provide evidence on the health impacts of mitigation and adaptation strategies, policies and measures, including those relating to the built environment
- To provide evidence relating to health under a low carbon economy
- To contribute to research on the globalization of the tobacco industry and public health (work against tobacco use)
- To assess the impact of global change on health in fragile states, including development relations & intervention strategies.
- To understand appropriate & effective forms of health governance to respond to the emerging challenges of global change.
To analyze the links between global health, foreign policy & security, and the ways in which global change may have impact on the prevention, control & treatment of selected infectious diseases.
- Health systems research & development
- Research policy & development
Types of activity:
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
Ower: 7.2 - Initiative taken by WHO in providing opportunities and means for intersectoral collaboration at national and international levels to address social and economic determinants of health, including understanding and acting upon the public health implications of trade and trade agreements, and to encourage poverty-reduction and sustainable development.
Ower: 5.2 - Norms and standards developed and capacity built to enable Member States to provide timely response to disasters associated with natural hazards and conflict-related crises.
Ower: 8.6 - Evidence-based policies, strategies and recommendations developed, and technical support provided to Member States for identifying, preventing and tackling public health problems resulting from climate change.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork