Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings and High Visibility/High Consequences Events
Director / Head:
Dr Brian McCloskey
Mr Duncan Selbie
Health Protection Services Division
Public Health England
Wellington House, 133-135 Waterloo Road
020 7811 7204
0207 654 8224
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Provide support to the emergency and health protection preparedness programmes, strategies & policies of the HPA and WHO at national, regional and global level, focusing on high visibility-high consequence events (including including Mass Gatherings, such as the Olympics, and CBRN threats) and areas where cross government working is critical.
- Building on the combined expertise of WHO and the proposed CC, develop guidance and advice, jointly planned in collaboration with WHO, on effective health protection preparedness and contributing to setting standards for emergency preparedness at national, European and global level.
- Building on the combined expertise of WHO and the proposed CC, develop exercises and training resources, jointly planned in collaboration with WHO, for preparation and response to mass gatherings and extreme events
- Build capacity to prepare and respond to mass gatherings and extreme events, and collaborate with WHO and its international networks to share experience and build capacity at international level in line with IHR requirements.
- To support and collaborate with the WHO Virtual Interdisciplinary Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings to develop and maintain guidance and standards for managing the public health impact of mass gatherings
- Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned
- Emergency & humanitarian action
- Tourist health & travel medicine
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
- Providing technical advise to WHO
Ower: 1.7 - Member States and the international community equipped to detect, assess, respond to and cope with major epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases (e.g. influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, haemorrhagic fevers, plague and smallpox) through the development and implementation of tools, methodologies, practices, networks and partnerships for prevention, detection, preparedness and intervention.
Ower: 1.8 - Regional and global capacity coordinated and made rapidly available to Member States for detection, verification, risk assessment and response to epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
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Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork