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CAN-114 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Alcohol and Public Health Policy Research

Director / Head: 
  Dr Timothy Naimi
 




Institution:
  Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
  University of Victoria
Address:
  PO Box 1700 STN CSC
  V8W 2Y2
  BC
Town:
  Victoria
Country:
  CANADA
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  +1 250 472 5445
Fax:
  +1 250 472 5321
Date of Designation:
  11/Mar/2021
Last Redesignation:
  11/Mar/2021
Expiry:
  11/Mar/2025
Terms of Reference:
  1. At PAHO/WHO’s request, the proposed institution will support PAHO/WHO through capacity building and data collection for improved health information systems and assessment of alcohol policy options, including the use of open-access softwares to estimate alcohol-attributable mortality to be identified. 
  2. At PAHO/WHO’s request, the proposed institution will support PAHO/WHO’s implementation of the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol through the provision of expertise and technical input to inform alcohol policy and the development of country-level alcohol policy scales. 
  3. At PAHO/WHO’s request, the proposed institution will assist PAHO/WHO in developing additional resources and build capacity regarding health taxation, and in particular alcohol excise taxation and alcohol pricing strategies 
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Subjects:
  1. Mental health & neurosciences 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
  3. Research policy & development 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Providing technical advice to WHO 
WHO Outputs:
  1.1.5 - Countries enabled to strengthen their health workforce
  3.2.1 - Countries enabled to develop and implement technical packages to address risk factors through multisectoral action
  4.1.1 - Countries enabled to strengthen data, analytics and health information systems to inform policy and deliver impacts
Responsible Officer:
  ZAPATA Mario
Phone:
 
Email:
  zapatamar@paho.org

Technical Counterpart:
  POZNYAK Vladimir B.
Phone:
  +41 22 791 4307
Email:
  poznyakv@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork