Collaborating Centres

United Kingdom (3 centres)

Collaborating Centre 2

Name of Centre:
WHO Collaborating Center on population approaches for non-communicable disease prevention

Head of Centre:
Dr Mike Rayner
Dr Kremlin Wickramasinghe


Institution and address:
British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Medical Sciences Division
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus, Headington
Oxford, UK

Phone Number:
+44 186 528 9240

Fax Number:


Date of Designation:
30 October 2013

Last Redesignation:
30 October 2013

30 October 2017

Terms of Reference:
  • To work with WHO in capacity building in population level approaches for NCD prevention
  • To contribute to WHO's work in the development of guidelines/manuals on population level prevention of NCDs
  • To assist WHO to develop evaluation frameworks/methods to evaluate NCD prevention programmes and training programmes
  • On request of WHO, to provide statistical analysis and systematic reviews related to population level NCD prevention
  • To contribute to the work related to the development of the World Health Report 2015 / the second Global Status Report on noncommunicable diseases as requested by WHO
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
Types of activity:
  • Training and education
  • Product development (guidelines, manual, methodologies, etc.)
  • Providing technical advise to WHO