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World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training was formally designated, with British Government approval, in June 2007 and joined Imperial College and the Department of Primary Care Public Health in 2008. The work of the centre falls into four main categories: innovative training, academic exchange, capacity building and research. Over the past five years their work in these fields has supported WHO Geneva and Regional Offices in promoting health, enhancing primary health care, strengthening human resource capacity, addressing the escalating worldwide problem of non-communicable disease, and helping countries strengthen and manage their national health systems.

Working with governments from around the world, the centre’s focus is to develop and strengthen primary care and public health capacity through training opportunities. Under the leadership of Professor Salman Rawaf, he and team members deliver courses and training aimed at healthcare professionals and managers. Recent examples both home and abroad include: Advanced Leadership in Health; Public Health Aspects of Non-communicable Diseases, Modern Hospital Management. The centre is also planning future courses on Safety & Quality, Smoking Cessation, Major Incidence Training/Mass Gathering Medicine, and Nursing Leadership.

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