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8th Meeting of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Occupational Health: Provisional Agenda

WHO Headquarters, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva

Monday, 19th October

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE CC MEETING:
To advance the implementation of the WHO Global Plan of Action on Workers' Health [PDF - 32 KB] (World Health Assembly Resolution 60/26 endorsed in May 2007)

OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss progress and needs of the 2009-2012 Global Workplan
  • Discuss roles of all parties in achieving the Workplan objectives by 2012
  • Discuss collaboration with CC Network partners; priorities, grouped CC projects, and other aspects of implementing the projects in the 2009-2012 Workplan
  • Clearly define the deliverables/products to be produced by 2012
  • Obtain CC commitments for projects to fill gaps, where still required

MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER - - Kofi Annan Room, UNAIDS Building

TimeTitleSpeaker
Session Chair: Carlos Dora
2:00 - 2:20Opening: Scope and purpose, approval of meeting agenda, election of meeting rapporteurCarlos Dora, A/Coordinator
2:20 - 2:30Welcome by WHOMaria Neira, Director
2:30 - 2:40Welcome by Global CC Network ChairDirector, NIOSH
2:40 - 2:50Welcome by ILOIgor Fedotov, SafeWork
2:50 - 3:10Greetings from the NGOs: ICOH, IOHA, IEA
3:10 - 3:45Marco Maroni memorial speechTimo Leino, Finland
Coffee/Tea Break
Session Chair: Sin Eng Chia
4:00 - 4:15Structure of the Network: Advisory Committee Introduction and FunctionsMax Lum
4:15 - 4:45Collaborating Centres: an institutional overview

Questions
Matias Tuler
4:45 – 6:15Introduction to Global Network 2009-2012 Workplan Implementation of the Five Objectives of the Global Plan of Action

Discussion; summary and closing.
GPA Objective Managers
Claudina Nogueira
Stavroula Leka
Timo Leino
Jo Harris-Roberts
Wendy Macdonald
End of first Day : Buffet Reception

TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2009 - Kofi Annan Room, UNAIDS Building

TimeTitleSpeaker
Session Chair: Barry Kistnasamy
8:30-8:45The role of CCs in implementing the GPA in the countries DiscussionIvan Ivanov
8:45-9:45The role of CCs in implementing the GPA in the regions Discussion Regional Advisers
Said Arnaout
Rohko Kim
Maritza Tennassee
Salma Burton
Hisashi Ogawa
9:45- 10:00Instructions for the Working GroupsLeslie Nickels
Working Groups: guidance to be provided: identifying 2012 deliverables in context of 2017; developing and adapting projects, timetables, intermediate achievements, communication patterns, methods of working together
10:15 – 1:45

The Global Network Workplan contains 14 Priority areas [PDF - 32 KB] within the five Global Plan of Action Objectives. Simultaneous Working Groups are held for each Priority area, followed by a ‘Report Back’. The Report Back presentation for each Working Group is provided below.

Priority 5.3: Implement sectoral toolkits for the assessment and management of OHS risks in high hazard sectors and for vulnerable groups (agriculture, construction, transport, young and ageing workers, women).
Outputs: Tools, inventory, framework document, mapping of use and types of tools, evaluation
Support: Wendy Macdonald, Catherine Beaucham, Claudio Colosio, Lygia Budnik, Jane Hingston-Wilkins, Owen Evans, Susan Gunn, Annie Rice

Priority 4.1: Encourage practical research on emerging issues, including nano-materials and climate change.
Output: Research reports and communication strategies with low- and medium income countries on interventions to ensure workers' health.
Support: Jo Harris-Roberts, Ivan Ivanov

Priority1.3: Develop and disseminate evidence-based tools and raise awareness for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases.
Outputs: Estimates of the burden of asbestos-related diseases, review of good practices for substitution of asbestos and prevention of exposure to asbestos, health surveillance of exposed workers.
Support: Ken Takahashi, Ivan Ivanov

Priority 3.2: Adapt and disseminate curricula, training materials and training for international capacity building in OH.
Outputs: Model materials and courses for BOHS, inventory, technical support for delivery of international courses and on-line training, national training programmes in low- and medium-income countries, introduction of OH into professional education.
Support: Timo Leino, Leslie Nickels, Norbert Wagner, Rokho Kim, Jonny Myers, Berenice Goelzer, Linda Grainger, Frank Van Djik

Priority 2.2: Develop a global framework and guidance on healthy workplaces.
Outputs: Review of effectiveness of existing programmes for healthy workplaces, tools for creating healthy workplaces including a health-promoting culture and OH&S principles.
Support: Stavroula Leka, Adi Jain, Abeytunga, Fernando Coelho, Evelyn Kortum, Marie-Claude Lavoie

WHO Secretariat,
GPA Objective Managers, Initiative Leaders,
Project Managers
Session Chair: Dennis Nowak
2:00 -3:00PLENARY in Kofi Annan Room: Feedback from the working groups (10' each); Discussion (10'); Instructions to the afternoon working groups.
The ppts are highlighted above.
Rapporteurs
Working Groups: Guidance to be provided : identifying 2012 deliverables in context of 2017; developing and adapting projects, timetables, intermediate achievements, communication patterns, methods of working together
3:30 - 5:00

The Global Network Workplan contains 14 Priority areas [PDF - 32 KB] within the five Global Plan of Action Objectives. Simultaneous Working Groups are held for each Priority area, followed by a ‘Report Back’. The Report Back presentation for each Working Group is provided below.

Priority 1.1 : Develop/update national profiles on workers’ health and provide evidence base for development, implementation and evaluation of national action plans on workers’ health.
Outputs: Comparative analysis of national strategies and action plans, national profiles, and reports on lessons learned.
Support: Claudina Nogueira, Jovanka Bislimovska, Ivan Ivanov

Priority 2.3: Develop toolkits for the assessment and management of global health threats including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza, emphasizing vulnerable groups, in particular migrant workers.
Outputs: Tools, inventory, framework, mapping of use and types of tools, evaluation, and definition of toolkits.
Support: Adi Jain, Stavroula Leka, Milano Milosevic, Susan Wilburn

Priority 4.2: Further develop the global research agenda for workers’ health.
Output: Research report matrix to identify relevant gaps in research.
Support: Jo Harris-Roberts

Priority 5.1 : Collate and conduct cost-benefit studies to clarify the economic benefits of workers’ health.
Output: Published articles and information posted to WHO website.
Support: Wendy Macdonald

Priority 1.2 : Develop and disseminate evidence-based prevention tools and raise awareness for the prevention of silica- and other dust-related diseases.
Outputs: Evaluation of national programmes, packages of essential interventions and good practices, for dust control, exposure and diagnostic criteria for pneumoconiosis.
Support: Marilyn Fingerhut,, Claudina Nogueira, Maria Lioce-Mata, Catherine Beaucham, Ivan Ivanov

WHO Secretariat,
GPA Objective Managers, Initiative Leaders,
Project Managers
Session Chair: Dr Sameer Abdulla Is Alhaddad
5:15 - 6:15PLENARY in Kofi Annan Room: Report back of the working groups and Discussion.

The ppts are highlighted above.
Rapporteurs
6:15 - 6:30Wrap up and announcement of working arrangements for the next day EB RoomChair
End of second day

WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2009

TimeTitleSpeaker
Working Groups: guidance to be provided: identifying 2012 deliverables in context of 2017; developing and adapting projects, timetables, intermediate achievements, communication patterns, methods of working together
9:00 – 11:30

The Global Network Workplan contains 14 Priority areas [PDF - 32 KB] within the five Global Plan of Action Objectives. Simultaneous Working Groups are held for each Priority area, followed by a ‘Report Back’. The Report Back presentation for each Working Group is provided below.

Priority 5.2 : Develop specific and relevant recommendations to manage risks associated with the impacts of globalization on workers’ health.
Outputs: Guidance for development banks, non-health sector entities to improve workers' health.
Support: Wendy Macdonald, David Rees

Priority 3.1 : Develop working methods, provide technical assistance to countries for organization, delivery and evaluation of basic OH services in the context of primary health care, with particular focus on underserved populations and settings with constrained resources.
Output: Good practices and demonstration projects for organization and delivery of OH services, evaluation of service delivery, international knowledge networks of service providers, website clearinghouse of information materials for OH practice.
Support: Timo Leino, Ivan Ivanov

Priority 2.1: Develop practical toolkits for the assessment and management of OH risks (focus: chemical, physical, ergonomics, psychosocial risks).
Outputs: Tools, inventory, framework document, mapping of use and types of tools, evaluation, definition of common criteria of toolkits.
Support: Stavroula Leka, Adi Jain, Leslie Nickels, Wendy Macdonald, Evelyn Kortum

Priority 1.4: Conduct studies and develop evidence-based tools and information materials for the comprehensive protection and promotion of health for health care workers, emphasizing HBV immunization.
Outputs: Tools, guidance documents, assistance to countries for implementing and evaluating programs, training on national programs.
Support: Claudina Nogueira, Maria Lioce-Mata, Susan Wilburn

WHO Secretariat,
GPA Objective Managers, Initiative Leaders,
Project Managers
Session Chair: Sergio Iavicoli
11:45 - 1:00PLENARY: Feedback of the working groups (10') - wrap up (Chair)The ppts are highlighted aboveRapporteur
Lunch 1 hour
Joint WHO/ILO, CC/CIS meeting and Roundtable : EB Room
WHO responsible person: Evelyn Kortum ILO responsible persons: Gabor Sandi / Annick Virot
2 - 3:30Session 1: Joint meeting of the WHO Collaborating Centres and the ILO CIS Information Centres

Chair: Ho Sweet Far, Occupational Safety & Health Division, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
Agenda

 
Coffee/Tea break
WHO responsible person: Ivan Ivanov; ILO responsible person: Igor Fedotov
03:50 - 05:30Session 2: Workers' health in a climate of change

Co-Chairs: Maria Neira, Director, WHO Department for Public Health and Environment
Sameera Al Tuwaijri, Director, ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment

THURSDAY Morning, 22 OCTOBER 2009 EB Room

TimeTitleSpeaker
Session Chair: Global Network Chair
8:30 - 9:30Agreement on the 2009-2012 workplan of the Global CC Network: Plenary discussion. These Summary Presentations point out the ‘Way Forward’ identified for each of the five Global Plan of Action Objectives during the Working Groups and other sessions of this 8th Network Meeting. Marilyn Fingerhut
Claudina Nogueira
Stavroula Leka
Timo Leino
Sin Eng Chia
Wendy Macdonald
Coffee/Tea break
9:45 - 10:45Conclusions, recommendations, way forward: Chair's summary
The next meeting in 2012
Max Lum
10:45 - 11:00Closing of the meetingMaria Neira
11:00 - 12:00Post-meeting session in E110: CC Network Planning Committee meeting (Advisory Committee, WHO secretariat, GPA Objective Managers, Regional Advisers, Representatives of NGOs and ILO) 
Lunch 1 hour

THURSDAY afternoon, 22 OCTOBER 2009 Special Workshops

TimeTitleSpeaker
1:00-9:00Capacity Building for Education and Training in Occupational Health
Leslie Nickels
Minutes of Workshop [PDF - 135 KB]
Salle G
1:00-6:00WHO Healthy Workplaces
Evelyn Kortum and Joan Burton
Synthesis Report [PDF - 178 KB]
 Backgroup and Support Literature and Practices [PDF - 5.06 MB]
EB Room
1:00-6:00Healthcare Workers
Susan Wilburn
Meeting Report [PDF - 26 KB]
M405

FRIDAY morning, 23 OCTOBER 2009 Special Workshops

TimeTitle

9:00 - 12:00

9:00 - 4:00

Healthy Workplaces and Healthcare Workers

Same room allocation for the workshops as on Thursday

 
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