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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences

Director / Head: 
  Dr Linda Birnbaum
  Dr John Balbus




Institution:
  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Address:
  111 T.W. Alexander Drive
  27709
  NC
Town:
  Research Triangle Park
Country:
  USA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (919) 541-3201
Fax:
  (919) 541-2260
Web Site:
 
Date of Designation:
  14/Sep/2013
Last Redesignation:
  14/Sep/2017
Expiry:
  14/Sep/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO in promoting international cooperation among environmental health research institutes around the world. 
  2. To assist WHO in promoting global awareness of emerging issues in environmental health. 
  3. To assist WHO in the preparation of training materials and support education and training efforts in environmental and occupational health sciences. 
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Subjects:
  1. Environmental health and hazards other than those specifically mentioned 
  2. Chemical safety 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Organization of events (e.g. conferences; summits) 
  2. Research 
  3. Providing technical advise to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.1 - Countries enabled to assess health risks and develop and implement policies, strategies or regulations for the prevention, mitigation and management of the health impacts of environmental and occupational risks
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies and climate change
  3.5.3 - Public health objectives addressed in implementation of multilateral agreements and conventions on the environment and in relation to the proposed sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda
Responsible Officer:
  BRUNE DRISSE Marie Noel
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4549

Technical Counterpart:
  SOARES DA SILVA Agnes
Phone:
  +1 +2029743315
Email:
  soaresag@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork