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WHO Collaborating Centres

WHO collaborating centres are defiend as institutions designated by the Director-General to form an international network carrying out activities in support of the Organizaion's programme at all levels.

  • Supporting the achievement of planned strategic objectives at the regional and global levels
  • enhancing the scientific validity of international health work
  • developing and strengthening institutional capacity in countries and regions
WHO Collaborating Centre for Vulnerable Population and Environmental Health

Institution : Environmental Health Research Department, National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)

Period of designation : 6 January 2018 ∼ 5 January 2022 (4 years)※ 1st term : 6 January 2014 - 5 January 2018

Director : Seung-Do Yu, Director General of the Environmental Health Research Department, NIER

Main function : Research and international cooperation on environmental health of vulnerable Research and international cooperation on environmental health of vulnerable populations

  • Research on health effects and risk factors of environmental exposure in vulnerable populations
  • Sharing technology and information and implementing training programmes to strengthen environmental health capacity in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Supporting WHO-led environmental health activities and programmes
Environmental Health Research Department, National Institute of Environmental Research
  • Identification of scientific evidence for policy making to protect the public from environmental pollution
  • Research on environmental health to create a healthy and safe environment for the public