Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Epidemiology and Control
Director / Head:
Dr Debra HOURY
Center for Injury Control, Rollins School of Public Health
49 Jesse Hill Drive SE, Suite 114
(1-404) 616 3181
(1-404) 616 6182
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To collaborate with WHO/PAHO for the training of public health professionals on the principles of injury prevention & control.
- To collaborate with WHO/PAHO on the strengthening of prehospital and hopsital care for victims of injuries & violence, including dissemination of the related guidelines in the Americas and continued work with the TECS committee.
- To assist in the formulation, dissemination & implementation of guidelines for head injury management & prevention.
- To collaborate with WHO/PAHO on the production of policy & advocacy documents for injury & violence prevention.
- To collaborate with WHO/PAHO and the collaborating centers network to in strengthening capacity development for injury prevention and control.
- To present an annual report summarizing the activities carried out by the Center under this memorandum of understanding.
- Injuries; violence & accident prevention
Types of activity:
- Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions (e.g. other WHO collaborating centres)
- Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.)
WHO organization wide expected result:
3.5 - Guidance and support provided to Member States for the preparation and implementation of multisectoral, population-wide programmes to promote mental health and to prevent mental and behavioural disorders, violence and injuries, together with hearing and visual impairment, including blindness
3.6 - Guidance and support provided to Member States to improve the ability of their health and social systems to prevent and manage chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
3.1 - Advocacy and support provided to increase political, financial and technical commitment in Member States in order to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and behavioural disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
MORALES Sofia Leticia
+41 22 79 13650
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork