The 2011 annual meetings of the International Network of WHO-FIC collaborating centres (WHO-FIC 2011) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 29 October to 4 November 2011.
The primary mandate of collaborating centres for the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) is to support and promote the development and use of WHO classifications such as ICD (the International Classification of Diseases) and ICF (the International Classification of Functioning and Disability) in support of health and health services. ‘Health Information is Vital’, the theme for WHO-FIC 2011, reflects the importance of accurate health information for effective health services, and the ongoing international drive to improve the registration of vital events (births and deaths), especially in countries with currently weak information systems for health.
The annual meetings of the international network of WHO-FIC collaborating centres provide the framework for intensive face-to-face meetings of each of the WHO-FIC reference groups and committees; a conference component which provides the opportunity to share experiences related to the conference theme; and for the WHO-FIC council to meet to review progress in relation to the strategic work plan of the WHO-FIC network and plan for the future.
Participation is on invitation only.