WHO Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health
The European Centre for Environment and Human Health has officially been designated as a Collaborating Centre by the World Health Organization.
Confirmed as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health, the achievement recognises the Centre’s significant contribution to science and policy-making from a decade of interdisciplinary research.
The World Health Organization often requires expert advice and scientific insights to carry out its mandate as the United Nations’ authority on international health. Collaborating centres feed into the development of both reports and technical work which help the WHO set global health priorities and support its member states to tackle health challenges.
As a newly recognised Collaborating Centre, the European Centre will form an integral part of an international collaborative network on environment and human health, and help to support the WHO’s commitment to enhancing the scientific validity and relevance of its global health work.
Among several streams of work, the European Centre will support the WHO to compile evidence on the links between natural resources, environment and health, and will work to increase awareness of these complex interconnections.
The designation recognises a history of collaboration with WHO and solidifies efforts to develop capacities and support functions on nature and health across different countries and regions.