American Univesity of Beirut

World Health Organization Collaborating Center


The Program's outstanding achievements in clinical care, research, and education in disorders of calcium and bone metabolism, led to the coveted designation by the World Health Organization as a “WHO Collaborating Center (WHO-CC) for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders” in 2010 and the re-designation in 2014.

For more details, please visit WHO-CC webpage​

​Terms of Reference and Activities

​​​​Terms of Reference​  
  • Support the WHO in conducting research and generating evidence on the prevention and treatment of Metabolic Bone Disorders in Lebanon and the region
  • Support WHO in strengthening the care through developing and disseminating clinical guidelines relevant to Hypovitaminosis D and Metabolic Bone Disorders based, in part, based on meta-analyses developed and published by the program
  • Assist the WHO in capacity building in the study of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), nationally and regionally

  • Health systems research & development
  • Health promotion & education
  • Non-communicable diseases other than those specifically mentioned 

Types of Activity​
  • Coordination of activities carried out by several institutions
  • Training and education
  • Research 

WHO-CC Related Outputs​
  • Development of national multi-sectoral policies and plans for implementing interventions to prevent and control non-communicable diseases facilitated – For more details press Here - (FRAX based guidelines / Vitamin D systematic Reviews​
  • High-level priority given to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in national health planning processes and development agendas- For more details press Here - (World Osteoporosis Day activities held by CaMOP
  • Monitoring framework implemented to report on progress in realizing the commitments made in the Political Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases and the global action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (2013–2020)​​​

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