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WHO / PAHO Collaborating Center

WHO  logoThe Great Lakes Center is an active member of the global network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Occupational Health and works to achieve the goals of the WHO Declaration of Occupational Health for All. The Great Lakes Center works with PAHO to implement the Regional Plan for Workers' Health (English version, Spanish version).

The Great Lakes Centers were designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Coborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health on August 15, 1995 by George A.O. Alleyne, the Director of the Pan American Health Organization. The terms of reference for our Center are as follows:

  • Assist the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) Workers' Health Program in implementing its program in Central and South America
  • Assist the newly independent states in eastern Europe in developing and implementing their occupational and environmental health programs
  • Participate actively in the global network of the WHO Collaborating Centers for Occupational Health.