Health

is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity - WHO Constitution

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training was formally designated in 2007, and since 2008 has been located here at Imperial College London.

Our mission is simple. We support the work of the World Health Organisation and its founding objective, namely: the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

Our innovative approach has been instrumental in ensuring better health for all in many countries around the world.

The Centre’s Director is Professor Salman Rawaf who has worked in public health at local, national and international levels for many years, including 25 years as a clinician and executive in the NHS. He is a current advisor to the WHO on primary care, public health, health systems and medical education.

Courses

Training and education are at the heart of all our centre's activities.

These courses are ran by Imperial College School of Public Health with relation, when applicable, to activities the department has with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health and Education Training.

Visiting Programmes

We are able to arrange visiting academic programmes from just a few days up to one year.

Publications

Our international work focusing on Public Health issues is our priority and we aim to publish our content in the current relevant journals and conferences.

Formally designated in 2007, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training has been located at Imperial College London since 2008.

The Centre support the work of the World Health Organization and its founding objective: the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Our Terms of Reference describe our core mission in more details:

TOR 1:
To work with WHO to support member states in professional and leadership exchange programmes through educational, training and research opportunities.

TOR 2:
To work with WHO to support member states to develop and to operationalise health and public health training and education structured on economic analysis and evidence-based human resource development.

TOR 3:
To work with WHO to support member states in setting standards, accreditation and improvement of public health based education and training.

TOR 4:
To work with WHO to support member states to evaluate public health and disseminate good practice of sustained impact on health

TOR 5:
To work with WHO to support member states to strengthen national capabilities in health systems based on primary care/family practice and public health.

TOR 6:
To work with WHO to support member states to develop research and leadership capacity, including technology and innovation to improve, modernize and strengthen health systems

TOR 7:
To work with WHO to support member states to employ eLearning methods and to provide distance training.

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