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Ref.No. [Initiator]
USA-333 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

Director / Head: 
  Mr. Christopher Cannon
  Mr. James Paturas




Institution:
  Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
  Yale New Haven Health
Address:
  1 Church Street, 5th Floor
  06510
  Connecticut
Town:
  New Haven
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (203) 688-5000
Fax:
  (203) 688-4618
Date of Designation:
  24/Jul/2009
Last Redesignation:
  24/Jul/2013
Expiry:
  24/Jul/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist PAHO/WHO to develop an Incident Management System (IMS) for the Public Health Sector at the National and Sub-National Levels 
  2. To work with PAHO/WHO to provide Education and Training Materials and Courses Related to Emergency Management and Patient Care 
  3. To assist PAHO/WHO to produce Case Studies on implementation of the Safe Hospitals Initiative in the Americas 
  4. To contribute with PAHO/WHO work to develop practical guidelines on Health Sector Planning and Response for Radiological and Chemical Emergencies  
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Subjects:
  1. Emergency & humanitarian action 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 5.1 - Norms and standards developed, capacity built and technical support provided to Member States for the development and strengthening of national emergency preparedness plans and programmes.
  Ower: 5.6 - Effective communications issued, partnerships formed and coordination developed with other organizations in the United Nations system, governments, local and international nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and professional associations at the country, regional and global levels.
 
Responsible Officer:
  UGARTE CASAFRANCA Ciro
Phone:
  1-202-974-3708
Email:
  ugarteci@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  CONINX Rudi J. J. M.
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14582
Email:
  coninxr@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork