ONEE Designated Once More as WHO Collaborating Center
Casablanca – The National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) has been designated once again as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center.
The ONEE was designated as a WHO collaborating center for training and research in the field of drinking water and sanitation for a new four-year period, from October 2020 to October 2024, the Office announced Friday in a statement.
The recognition of the ONEE as a collaborating center is the result of a rigorous evaluation process undertaken by the WHO and which focused on the scientific and technical status of the Office, its relations with other national and international institutions, and its importance in view of WHO priorities, the same source said.
This distinction crowns the efforts made by the ONEE to guarantee the sanitary and hygienic conditions of populations by meeting their needs in terms of drinking water supply in sufficient quantity and quality in accordance with national and international standards, in particular those of WHO.
The ONEE was first designated a WHO Collaborating Center in 1994. Since then, the Office has been engaged in the development of the drinking water and sanitation sectors through capacity building programs and technical assistance for the benefit of WHO members.
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 programs.
Currently, there are over 800 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.