WHO Collaborating Centre for Children’s Health and Environment

Through the CHRC Children’s Health and Environment Program we assist the World Health Organisation to:

  • Build capacity for mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.
  • Strengthen intersectoral and multi-disciplinary collaboration for mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.
  • Especially in the Pacific region - on mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.

This page is currently being updated. If you have any questions about the Centre, please contact Professor Paul Jagals at p.jagals@uq.edu.au.

Terms of Reference 1

Build capacity for mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.

Activity 1

We provide technical support to WHO on the development of health workforce competence for delivering on Children’s Environmental Health.

Activity 2

We are updating and publishing WHO training materials.

Terms of Reference 2

Strengthen intersectoral and multi-disciplinary collaboration for mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.

Activity 3

We provide technical input and expertise on the WHO’s framework (future link in here) for global collaborative action on Children's Environmental Health for WHO CEH Collaborating Centres network.

Activity 4

From the Collaborative Framework of Actions for WHO CCs on Children's Environmental Health, we develop reviews and research themes for WHO's consideration to support Children's Environmental Health including chemical programmes

Terms of Reference 3

Especially in the Pacific region - mitigating and adapting to health risks and impacts of climate and environmental change across all life stages of children.

Activity 5

With an emphasis on Pacific Island Countries, we support WHO in assessing the risks and impacts of Climate and Environmental Change in terms of poor air quality and water, sanitation and hygiene on children’s health