Collaborating Centres

United Kingdom (2 centres)

Collaborating Centre 2

Name of Centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health

Head of Centre:
Professor Paula Moynihan


Institution and address:
School of Dental Sciences
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Framlington Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Phone Number:
+44 191 222 8241

Fax Number:
+44 191 222 5928


Date of Designation:
26 August 1996

Last Redesignation:
19 May 2011

19 May 2015

Terms of Reference:
  • To provide evidence based information on diet, nutrition and oral health in order that WHO may assist countries development and adjustment of public health programmes.
  • To assist WHO in building research capacity in the area of diet, nutrition and oral health, particularly in low and middle income countries.
  • To assist WHO in implementation and evaluation of community programmes on appropriate expose to fluoride (through diet) for prevention of dental caries.
  • To assist WHO in providing update sound information on the relationship between nutrition, oral heath and systematic health, including chronic disease.
  • To assist WHO in evaluation of community-based dietary modification programmes for oral disease prevention, in line with the common risk factor approach to disease prevention.
  • Oral health
  • Nutrition
Types of activity:
  • Research
  • Training and education
  • Providing technical advise to WHO