Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for the WHO Family of International Classifications
Director / Head:
Mrs. Marjorie Greenberg
Classifications and Public Health Data Standards
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
3311 Toledo Road, MD 20782 - 20782 Maryland
(1-301) 458 4245
(1-301) 458 4022
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Assisting WHO in developing, maintaining and revising the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), in particular the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the International Classification of Health Interventions, and relevant terminological and ontological aspects.
- Supporting global work with active participation in Committees, as for Education & Implementation, Update & Revision, Informatics & Terminology, and Family Development and Reference Groups, as for Mortality, Morbidity, Functioning & Disability that assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement, updating and revision of members of the WHO-FIC.
- Collaborating with local and regional users of classifications by networking and providing support; disseminating information about the WHO-FIC and other health-related classifications, regarding the availability, suitability and applicability of the classifications for different purposes, as reporting and coding, availability of tools for implementation, data analysis, and interpretation, in coordination with WHO.
- Promoting use of the WHO-FIC; developing, formulating and sharing teaching materials, as appropriate; organizing and conducting local, regional and global training in coordination with WHO.
- Improving the level and quality of implementation of WHO classifications, supporting quality assurance procedures of the WHO-FIC classifications regarding mechanisms, norms and standards of classification use, data collection, and data analysis, in coordination with WHO.
- Classifications of diseases
- Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment
- Disabilities and rehabilitation (excluding accident prevention)
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
10.5 - Better knowledge and evidence for health decision-making assured through consolidation and publication of existing evidence, facilitation of knowledge generation in priority areas, and global leadership in health research policy and coordination, including with regard to ethical conduct.
MARINHO DE SOUZA Maria de Fatima
+41 22 79 15877
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
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