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WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and Environment

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“The vision of our program is healthy children with minimal disease risk, living in a healthy world”, Professor Peter Sly, Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and Environment.

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and the Environment forms part of the Children’s Health and Environment Program (CHEP), at the Child Health Research Centre at The University of Queensland. CHEP has formed active collaborations with groups within UQ that have recognised expertise in population health and environmental health, such as the School of Public Health (SPH), the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, and the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (ENTOX). These groups have not previously had a focus on children’s health.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity

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We need to re-engineer the way we think about our lifestyles and that’s what we’re trying to do across the world, because chronic disease is a problem everywhere, not just in Australia,” Professor Adrian Bauman, co-director, the WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity was established under the auspices of WHO’s head office in Geneva to influence policy and public health work on chronic disease prevention globally.

In particular, the centre focuses on physical activity promotion, public health nutrition, obesity prevention and diabetes prevention, and will work in developed and developing countries, as chronic disease is prevalent in most countries across the globe.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment located at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

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“If we don’t think about health in the early stages [of infrastructure projects] we are then left with a situation where people are impacted negatively,” Helen Brown

The Collaborating Centre provides an opportunity for developers and decision makers in government agencies or private organisations to obtain valuable and relevant assistance on Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) and Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for new or changes to development, policies and plans. Among its activities the Centre provides opportunities for training and education in the various aspects of EHIA and HIA including specific courses, Fellowship Programs and other initiatives to contribute to capacity building in EHIA and HIA in the Region and beyond.

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Air Quality and Health

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This collaboration is significantly important to us, and sets the major directions for our research activities.

“Air pollution should be terminated by the transition to clean energy, there’s no other option for humanity,” Professor Lidia Morawska.

The International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) is part of the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and the Institute for Future Environments (IFE), at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). ILAQH has been a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization on Research and Training in the field of Air Quality and Health, since 2004. The Institute undertakes research, postgraduate training and consultancy in the complex, interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health, with a specific focus on ultrafine and nanoparticles. The three main aspects of ILAQH research activities are:

Comprehensive characterisation of indoor and outdoor air, including emission sources;
Integrated health and environmental risk assessments; and
Strategies for controlling and managing air pollutants.