WHO Collaborating Center

CEHS (Director: Dr. Reiko Kishi) officially designated as WHO Collaborating Center for Environmental Health and Prevention of Chemical Hazards in April of 2015.

WHO collaborating centers are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the Director-General to carry out activities in support of the Organization’s programmes. Currently there are over 700 WHO collaborating centers in over 80 Member States working with WHO on areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

Please find more information:


WHO material

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers some training modules for health care providers.

WHO Children’s environmental health : (Training package for health care providers
Module List : (Training modules and instructions for health care providers

We, CEHS, cooperate with WHO in translating and updating these modules. Currently, the Japanese translation is completed in the bottom three modules. Anyone is allowed to use them, so please download them from the link below
and make good use of them.

Translated into Japanese by Hokkaido University Center for Environmental and Health Sciences. WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation.

In the event of any inconsistency between the English and the Japanese translation, the original English version shall be the binding and authentic version.

Training modules and instructions for health care providers

Why Children?(Original:PDF:External Link)
なぜ子ども?(Japanese translation:PDF)

Children are not little adults(Original:PDF:External Link)
子どもは小さな大人ではない(Japanese translation:PDF)

Chemicals(Original:PDF:External Link)
子どもと化学物質(Japanese translation:PDF)

POPs(Original:PDF:External Link)
POPs(Japanese translation:PDF)

There is also a Power Point version available for Japanese translation.

For those who need it, please contact us via Email to ‘info@cehs.hokudai.ac.jp’ with the title “Request for WHO module PPT”.





Dioxins and our health

Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and our health

Pesticides and Our Health