WHO Collaborating Center

In accordance with Order № 70 of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation dated February 26, 1996, the URCRM was designated as a WHO Collaborating Center in the field of radiation medicine and provision of emergency first aid in radiation accidents.

Director of the URCRM also acts as Director of the WHO Collaborating Center.

WHO Collaborating Center Priorities

  1. Provision of emergency fist aid to population in radiation accidents.
  2. Provision of treatment, medical follow-up and rehabilitation of radiation-exposed population of the Urals region.
  3. Conduct of studies in the sphere of radiation medicine to research late consequences of population exposure to radiation in the Urals region.
  4. Creation of medical, dosimetric and radiation-hygienic data bases for the radiation-exposed population of the Urals region.
  5. Performance of coordinating activities for institutions intended to provide medical care to radiation-exposed population of the Urals region.
  6. Design and implementation of new methods of preventive diagnostics and treatment of radiation-induced pathological conditions.
  7. Comprehensive estimation of epidemiological, dosimetric, hygienic situation in the territories of the Urals region contaminated with radionuclides.
  8. Elaboration of recommendations for radiation protection.
  9. Assistance to the WHO in development of programs, organization and conduct of studies related to research of health affects caused by radiation.
  10. Collaboration with the WHO and its other Collaborating Centers in the sphere of radiation medicine.
  11. Organization of personnel education and training, conduct of scientific conferences in the sphere of radiation medicine.
  12. Participation in international events and programs.

REMPANThe WHO Collaborating Center of the URCRM participates in the exchange of information within the international network REMPAN. In 2009, the URCRM received a number of new guidelines and publications published abroad that are dedicated to provision of emergency first aid in radiation accidents. These guidelines and publications are closely adhered to by the medical personnel of the Collaborating Center.