American Univesity of Beirut

World Health Organization Collaborating Center

​​​​​Designation

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

Subjects​
  • 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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