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USA-243 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Continuing and General Education in Diagnostic Ultrasound

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Levon Nazarian
  Mrs. Rosemarie Costantino




Institution:
  Jefferson Ultrasound Research & Education Institute
  Thomas Jefferson University
Address:
  132 South 10th Street, 763F Main Building
  PA 19107-5244
  PA
Town:
  Philadelphia
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (1-215) 955 6227
Fax:
  (1-215) 955 8549
Date of Designation:
  29/Apr/1993
Last Redesignation:
  08/Mar/2012
Expiry:
  08/Mar/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To cooperate with WHO in its efforts to promote diagnostic ultrasound as needed by health services of developing countries. 
  2. To cooperate with countries, upon request, in the planning & organization of diagnostic ultrasound services within the framework of other diagnostic imaging services and to promote studies evaluating the efficacy & effectiveness of diagnostic ultrasound. 
  3. To promote the developments & application of quality control for ultrasound equipment, especially for use in developing countries. 
  4. To provide advice to prospective purchasing agencies or government departments as to whether specific diagnostic ultrasound equipment meets WHO specifications. 
  5. To continue to educate physicians and paramedical personnel from develoing countries in diagnostic ultrasound applications & interpretations. 
  6. To continue to help to establish ultrasound training programs in key centers in developing & emerging countries. 
  7. To continue to provide education materials including videotapes, CD ROM, DVD's & printed material to these affiliated ultrasound training centers in these countries. 
  8. To continue to obtain ultrasound equipment donations & to provide them to our affiliated ulstrasound training centers in developing & emerging countries.  
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS) 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  JIMENEZ Pablo
Phone:
  1-202-974-3605
Email:
  jimenezp@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VELAZQUEZ BERUMEN Adriana
Phone:
  +41 22 79 11239
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork