WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science Japanese English

Activities of our collaborating centre were featured on WHO website.
In 2007, the World Health Organization had designated the Department of Oral Health Science, Division of Preventive Dentistry, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Translation of Oral Health Science.
The terms of reference of the Centre would be:
To assist WHO to initiate epidemiological studies and promote standardisation of data collection for oral diseases (in particular periodontal diseases) to provide quality information to the WHO Global Oral Health database.
To support WHO in dissemination of the evidence on interrelationships oral health-general health- quality of life to strengthen oral health components into public health programmes.
To assist WHO in application of the evidence on school oral health promotion through primary prevention.
To expand linkages with dental public health institutions in WPRO countries and to provide post- graduate training courses in oral health promotion and disease prevention.
To assist WHO in establishment of World Directory of Dental Schools.

Overview of the WHOCC activities

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was held on October 9, 2010.
Satellite Symposium of 59th General Meeting of the Japanese Society for Dental Health
WHO is participating in a multi-center collaboration to revise and update global estimates of burden of disease, injury and risk factors for the years 1990 and 2005. Many WHO staff members are involved this project: participating in core planning of the project; providing access to WHO databases and providing expertise on specific diseases, injuries, and risk factors. The WHO Collaborating Center for Translation of Oral Health Sciences has also been revealing the epidemiological characteristics of oral health in different nations through the WHO Global Infobase, as well as WHO Country Area Profile Programme (CAPP). [Full Text]
This year marks the 60th anniversary of WHO. [Full Text]
The global burden of disease is shifting from infectious diseases to noncommunicable diseases, with chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke now being the chief causes of death globally, according to a new WHO report published today. [Full Text]
The World Health Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the World Health Organization. [Full Text]