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USA-362 [Headquarters]
Status
Discontinued
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference, Training and Coordination in Travel Medicine

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky
  Dr Nina Marano




Institution:
  TravelWell Tropical and Travel Medicine Centre
  Emory University School of Medicine
Address:
  550 Peachtree Street, Medical Office Tower Suite 7000
  30308
  Georgia
Town:
  Atlanta
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +1 404 686 5885
Fax:
  +1 404 686 4508
Date of Designation:
  12/Oct/2010
Last Redesignation:
  12/Oct/2010
Date of Discontinuation:
  24/Oct/2014
Terms of Reference:
  1. Assist WHO and national authorities in the development and implementation of strategies to improve the health of short and long-term travelers - tourists, business travelers and those at highest risk - those visiting friends and relatives in their home countries 
  2. Work with other WHO Collaborating Centres to contribute and advise WHO on the implications and other public health aspects of travel medicine in relation to the WHO International Travel Health Recommendations 
  3. Strengthen national and regional capacity in the practice of travel medicine. Participate in and host local, regional and national events, courses etc 
  4. Network with other travel health providers regionally and nationally for continuing education purposes - to improve the level of practice of travel medicine in the US where most practitioners in the field are new-comers 
  5. Provide education and training on-site for local, regional, national and international guests, particularly WHO fellows and recipients of WHO grants, who wish to learn about how to practice pre-travel health care and how to provide pre-travel consultative advice 
  6. Participate in epidemiological surveillance of post-travel related illness and monitor travel-related morbidity, particularly staying alert to the possibility of emerging diseases 
  7. Enhance surveillance activities if an outbreak is suspected that could be of public health significance and assist surveillance sites in the appropriate reporting of diseases to national authorities 
  8. Promote the application of new research findings to the practice of travel medicine by synthesizing the information and, in collaboration with others, disseminating it 9. Be a focal point for the provision of and dissemination of information relevant to WHO's program in travel health and assist WHO with international collaborative programs in travel medicine  
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Subjects:
  1. Tourist health & travel medicine 
  2. Health promotion & education 
  3. Communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 
Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
  Ower: 1.6 - Support provided to Member States in order to achieve the minimum core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (2005) for the establishment and strengthening of alert and response systems for use in epidemics and other public health emergencies of international concern.
 
Responsible Officer:
  POUMEROL Gilles
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12921
Email:
  poumerolg@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  OLIVA Otavio F. Pinheiro de
Phone:
  1-202-974-3707
Email:
  olivaota@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork