Title of the centre:
WHO collaborating centre for research in trachoma and age-related macular degeneration
Director / Head:
Dr David Friedman
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
600 North Wolfe Street
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To work with WHO on dissemination of best practices in Trachoma Control, with particular focus on Latin America.
- To work with WHO on information gathering, and dissemination on best practices for world wide control of age related macular degeneration
- To assist WHO in assessment of global burden of trachoma and serve as technical advisors
- Prevention of blindness
Types of activity:
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
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.
3.4 - Improved evidence compiled by WHO on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to tackle chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological and substance-use disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
MARIOTTI Silvio Paolo
SILVA Juan Carlos
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork