SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
|The former CAPP Director, Prof. Douglas Bratthall, with Jayanthi Ramanathan Stjernswärd (sitting) and Gisela Tayanin.|
Initially, the WHO Collaborating Centre covered a wide field from brief expert commissions to projects lasting for several years in developing countries. Since 2006, the main task of the Collaborating Centre is to compile and manage a database about oral health and the dental status in all the member countries of the United Nations. Known as the WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme (acronym CAPP), this is available on the Internet. Prof. Bratthall was the Project Manager for the CAPP from 1995–2006. He passed away on the 1st of October, 2006.
The WHO Collaborating Centre for Education, Training & Research
in Oral Health is now run by two directors, Dr. Peter Carlsson and Dr. Jayanthi
Ramanathan Stjernswärd (CAPP scientist of
Srilankan origin) and the dentist Gisela
Tayanin (of Laotian and Thai origin), see the photo
to the right.
Link to the database: WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme
Data included in the CAPP database have been obtained from standard surveys assisted by WHO, or from published literature using comparable methods. In many cases they apply to large groups from the most populous parts of a country providing a working estimate rather than being fully representative. Sources/references are given under every data presented in the relevant country pages, here direct links to the nations of South Asia:
In 2010, the Malmö Centre was re-designated by WHO, as a WHO Collaborating Centre for another period of 4 years (the redesignation is done every 4 years). We have been a WHO CC since 1984. There are only 20 Oral Health related WHO CCs in the World. See a list of all WHO Collaborating Centres.
The Centre has also been awarded funds to run the WHO CC by Region Skåne for 3 years, starting from 2010. This is regarded an honour and recognition of the eminent work being done.
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Last updated 2011-01-05