WHO Program Areas    


WHO defines a Collaborating Centre as:

"an institution designated by the Director-General of WHO to form part of an inter-institutional collaborative network set up by WHO in support of its programme at the country, intercountry, regional, interregional and global levels, as appropriate. But there is more to it than that. In line with the WHO policy and strategy of technical cooperation, a WHO collaborating centre must also participate in the strengthening of country resources, in terms of information, services, research and training, in support of national health development."

The scope of WHOCC's functions comprise of:

  • Collection, collation and dissemination of information.
  • Standardization of terminology and nomenclature, of technology, of diagnostic, therapeutic and prophylactic substances, and of methods and procedures.
  • Participation in collaborative research developed under the Organization's leadership, including the planning, conduct, monitoring and evaluation of research, as well as promotion of the application of the results of research.
  • Training, including research training.
  • The coordination of activities carried out by several institutions on a given subject.
  • Capacity-building work at country level.

 


Reference and Research on
Rabies:


Pasteur Institute

Tehran
Designated since: 1 January 1973
http://fa.pasteur.ac.ir/


Tuberculosis Education:


National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD)
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences


Tehran

Designated since: 22 August 1993
www.nritld.ac.ir

 


Quality Control and Clinical Chemistry:


National Reference Laboratories,
Ministry of Health & Med. Education

Tehran
Designated since: 17th October 1994


Mental Health:


School of Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health,
Tehran Institute of Psychiatry,

Iran University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since: 3 November 1997
tip.iums.ac.ir

 

Research and Training in
Cardiovascular Diseases Control:


Isfahan University of Medical Sciences


Isfahan
Designated since: 27 March 2003
icrc.mui.ac.ir
 

 

Research and Education on Management of
Osteoporosis and Diabetes:


Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
 

Tehran

Designated since: 25 August 2003

http://sbmu.ac.ir


Tobacco Control
:


Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since: 1st December 2007
http://sbmu.ac.ir


Hearing Loss:


Otolaringology, head and neck research center,
Iran University of Med. Sciences

Tehran

Designated since: 1st April 2011
www.ent-hns.org


Eye Health
 and Prevention of Blindness:


Ophthalimic Research Center, Labbafinejad Medical Center,
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since: 10th August 2011
www.orcir.ir

 


Research and training on
Endocrine Sciences:

 


Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences,
Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since: 1st January 2007
emrc.tums.ac.ir


HIV Surveillance:


Regional Knowledge Hub for HIV Surveillance,
Kerman University of Medical Sciences

Kerman
Designated since:
10th May 2013
www.hivhub.ir
 


Nursing and Midwifery:


Nursing Care Research Center, Iran University of Medical Center


Tehran
Designated since: 1st February 2014
en.cncr.iums.ac.ir


Research and training on

Blood Safety:


Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO)

Tehran
Designated since:
1st September 2013|
www.ibto.ir
 


Training and Research in
Dental Public Health:


Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since:
2nd March 2010
www.sbmu.ac.ir

http://www.dent.sbmu.ac.ir/departments.asp


Research on

Non-Communicable Diseases & Gastrointestinal Cancers:


Digestive Disease Research Institute (DDRI),
Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,

Tehran
Designated since: 1st January 2007
acta.tums.ac.ir


Research and Training in Nutrition:


National Nutrition & Food Technology Research Institute (NNFTRI)
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
 

Tehran

Designated since: 1 September 2016

http://www.nnftri.ac.ir


Substance Use Disorder
 and Mental Health:


Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS),
Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Tehran
Designated since: 1st March 2016
incas.tums.ac.ir