India (2 Centres)

Collaborating Centre 2

Name of Centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Anaemia Control and Diet related Non-communicable Diseases

Head of Centre:
Professor Uma M. Iyer


Institution and address:
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Home Science
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Phone Number:
+91 (265) 79 55 26

Fax Number:
+91 (263) 33 09 80


Date of Designation:
26 June 1992

Last Redesignation:
31 March 2008

31 March 2012

Terms of Reference:
  • To undertake research in determining the social, cultural and environmental factors leading towards healthy dietary practices and promotion of nutrition.
  • To carry out intervention research to combat different forms of malnutrition under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and nutrition of indulgence.
  • To develop a training protocol for appropriate adaptation of WHO's global strategy on diet. physical activity and health in member countries of the southeast Asia region.
  • To adopt food-based/health promotion approaches for the prevention and control of various nutritional deficiencies and disorders and diet-related behavioral risks.
  • To provide sustained inputs to the SEARO research-cum-action network.
  • Nutrition
  • Health promotion & education
  • Health systems research & development
Types of activity:
  • Research
  • Training and education
  • Providing technical advise to WHO