The WHO Regional Office for Europe works to ensure that all citizens of its 53 Member States enjoy better health. Its efforts are focused on strengthening health systems in countries.
The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) is a specialist authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Welcome to the WHO Collaborating Centre
for Sexual and Reproductive Health
Web site of the WHO Collaborating Centre - information, sharing and networking
www.bzga-whocc.eu provides information about the work of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, based at the German Federal Office for Health Education (BZgA). BZgA has been a collaboration partner of the WHO Regional Office for Europe in the field of sexuality education and family planning since 2003. As part of this function, BZgA shares its expertise, thereby contributing to enhanced promotion of sexual and reproductive health in the European Region.
This Web site gives an insight into the concepts and practice of BZgA’s national and international work in the field of sexual and reproductive health. It provides information about the theoretical background and specific projects and their results, thereby making an important contribution to networking among European experts and organizations in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
This Web site also provides a summary of the strategies and positions of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
WHO/Europe collaborating centres
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations, founded in 1948 and based in Geneva. It deals mainly with public and international health issues in all regions of the world. WHO has six regional offices: the WHO Regional Office for Europe is based in Copenhagen. The European Region extends from Portugal to the Asian part of the Russian Federation and comprises 53 Member States.
Working with Member States, WHO/Europe develops strategies and activities to deal with health problems more effectively. These focus on the systematic strengthening of integrated health systems, since this is the only way to achieve sustainable improvements in health.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe designates “collaborating centres (with the approval of WHO headquarters in Geneva). These centres implement agreed work programmes in their own area of scientific expertise or major specialism for a specified period of time.