WHO global network of collaborating centres in occupational health program.
IOHA 2005. 6th International Scientific Conference of the International Occupational Hygiene Association, 19-23 September, 2005, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2005 Sep; :65
The World Health Organization Global Network of Collaborating Centers (CCs) in Occupational Health includes sixty-four institutes and academic departments of occupational health on five continents, three non-governmental organizations (International Occupational Hygiene Association, International Commission on Occupational Health, and International Ergonomics Association), and a partnership with the International Labor Organization. The Global Network selected 15 priority areas in which to carry out projects that would primarily benefit developing nations. The 2001-2005 WHO Global Work Plan contains 350 projects, carried out by all 64 CCs. The Compendium of projects is regularly updated on the WHO Occupational Health website at http://www.who.int/occupational_health/
. The priority areas are: 1. Technical guidance in occupational health. 2. Intensive partnership in Africa. 3. Child labor and adolescent workers. 4. Elimination of silicosis. 5. Health care workers. 6. Health promotion activity. 7. Psychosocial factors at work. 8. Promotion of OS&H in small enterprises and in the informal sector. 9. Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 10. Preventive technology. 11. Training of occupational health personnel. 12. Internet resources and networks. 13. National and local profiles and indicators. 14. Economic evaluation. 15. Global burden of disease. This presentation describes the accomplishments of the Network in the 2001-2005 Work Plan and the preparations that are underway to develop the structure and content of the next Work Plan for 2006-2011.
Occupational-health; Health-care-personnel; Small-businesses; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Training
M. Fingerhut, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201, USA; G. Eijkemans, World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
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IOHA 2005. 6th International Scientific Conference of the International Occupational Hygiene Association, 19-23 September, 2005, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa