Government of India Central Bureau of Health Intelligence Department of Health & Family Welfare
Central Bureau of Health Intelligence - Government of India

WHO Collaboration CC


Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), has been designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC) on Family of International Classifications  (FIC) in India with the following activities as a WHO Collaborating Centre:-

(1).  Assist WHO in the development, maintenance and revision of the Classifications, Terminologies and Standards (CTS) products, in particular the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with their relevant terminological and ontological aspects.

(2).   Support global work with active participation in implementation, education, electronic tools, terminology, and other activities which assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement and updating of the FIC.

(3).  Collaborate with local and regional users of classifications by networking, providing support for, and disseminating information about FIC.

(4).  Promote the use of the FIC through developing, formulating and sharing teaching materials, organizing and conducting local, regional and global training.

Major Objectives:-

  • To promote the development & use of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) including the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and other derived and related classifications and to contribute to their implementation and improvement in the light of the empirical experience by multiple parties as a common language
  • Contribute to the development of methodologies for the use of the WHO-FIC to facilitate the measurement of health states, interventions and outcomes on a sufficiently consistent and reliable basis to permit comparisons within and between countries at the same point in time by:
    • Supporting the work of the various committees and work groups established to assist WHO in the development, testing, implementation, use, improvement, updating and revision of the member components of the WHO-FIC.
    • Studying aspects related to the structure, interpretation and application of contents those concerning taxonomy, linguistics, terminologies and nomenclatures.
    • Participating in the quality assurance procedures of the WHO-FIC classifications regarding norms of use, training and data collection and application rules.


  • Networking with current and potential users of the WHO-FIC and act as reference centre by:
    1. Assisting WHO Headquarters and the Regional Offices in the preparation of member components of the WHO-FIC and other relevant materials.
    2. Participating actively in updating and revising the member components of the WHO-FIC.
    3. Providing support to existing and potential users of the WHO-FIC and of the data derived in India and SEARO Region. Linkage will also be made with other countries of Asian Pacific Region for seeking status on FIC implementation.
  • Work in at least one related and/or derived area of the WHO-FIC: Specialty- based adaptations, primary care adaptations, interventions/procedures, injury classification (ICECI).

National Collaborating Institutions of CBHI (WHO - CC on FIC) w.r.t. International Classifications of Functioning, Disability & Health (ICF).

Area of Specialty

  1. No.

Name of Institute/Organization

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Department of PMR, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi - 110029


Department of PMR, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029


Department of Orthopedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632002,Tamil Nadu


Department of Physiotherapy, MCOAHS, Manipal University, Manipal - 576104, Karnataka

Speech & Hearing Disability


Ali Yavar Jung, National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai - 400050

Visually Handicapped


National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehradun - 248001, Uttrakhand.




Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560029, Karnataka


Schizophrenia Research Foundation, R – 7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar West (Extn.), Chennai – 600101, Tamil Nadu.

Important Participatory Ministries


Directorate of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence,New Delhi -110001.


Directorate of Health, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi -110001 and


Health Commissionerate, ESI Corporation, Ministry of labour, New Delhi


WHO Collaborating Centers for the Family of International Classifications (ICD-10, ICF & ICHI) In the World and India

WHO works with a network of Collaborating Centers to develop, disseminate, implement and update the WHO Family of International Classifications to support national and international health information systems, statistics and evidence. The Collaborating Centers have been established to assist WHO and users with the development and implementation of WHO-Family of International Classifications. It is important that users bring to the attention of the respective Centre any significant problems they might encounter in the use of WHO-FIC classifications. Proposals for amendments or additions to the classifications should be directed, in the first instance, to the relevant Centre.

Designated Collaborating Centers

1.1   Australia Head: Ms Jenny Hargreaves
   Australian Institute of Health and   Welfare 
GPO Box 570 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Tel: +61 2 6244 1000
Fax: +61 2 6244 1111


1.2  China  Head: Dr Aimin Liu and Dr Zhuoying Qiu Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), No.1 Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100730, 
People's Republic of China
Tel: +86 010 6522 4831
Fax: +86 010 6522 4831

1.3   Republic of Korea Head:Dr Hee Mok Won
Social Security Information Service
Dae-Kyo building 5F, 1107 Ho Gyae-dong
Dongan-gu Anyang-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 431-080
Republic of Korea
Tel:+82 (2) 6360-6000 
Fax: +82 (2) 6360-6006

 1.4   France Head: Mme Claire Rondet and Mme Marie Cuenot
INSERM-CépiDc 80 Rue du Général Leclerc
94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre Cedex, France 

1.5  Germany Head: Dr Stefanie Weber
German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI)
Waisenhausgasse 36-38A, Koln 50676, Germany 
Tel: + 49 221 4724 485
Fax: +49 221 4724 444


1.6  India Head: Dr Madhu Raikwar
Director,  Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), Directorate General of Health Services) (DGHS) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) Government  of India (GOI)

404 A, 401 A,Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110108, India
Tel: /Fax :+91 (11) 2306 3175  and  23062695


1.7  Italy Head: : Dr Lucilla Frattura
Responsabile Centro collaboratore italiano dell'OMS per la Famiglia delle classificazioni internazionali
Direzione centrale salute integrazione sociosanitaria, politiche sociali e famiglia
Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
Via Pozzuolo 330 33100 Udine - Italia
Tel: +39 0432 805605 (office) +3666205553 (Mobile)

1.8  Japan Head: Dr Kei Mori
Director, Japan ICD Office
International Classification and Information Management Office
Statistics and Information Department
Minister's Secretariat
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81 3 52 53 11 11
Fax: +81 3 35 95 16 70

1.9  Kuwait Head: Dr Mijbel Alnajjar
Director of Statistics and Medical Records
Health Information and Medical Records 
Ministry of Health, Kuwait
Abdulaziz Hamad Alsaqr St.
P.O. Box 5286 Safat, PC-13053
Mirqab, Kuwait
Phone:+965-22429862 &Fax: +965-22407673

1.10  Mexico Head: Lic. Juan Carlos Reyes Oropeza Directora General de Información en Salud Subsecretaría de Integración y Desarrollo del Sector Salud
Secretaría de Salud
Reforma No. 450 - 11vo. Piso
Col. Juárez, México D.F.
Tel: 55143356, 55145294

1.11  Norway Head: Dr Lars Berg
Nordic Centre for Classifications in Health Care
Norwegian Directorate of Health
PO Box 7000, St Olavs pass
NO-0130 Oslo, Norway
Tel: +47 24 16 31 50
Mob: +46 70 162 32 21
Fax: +47 24 16 30 16

1.12  Netherlands Head: Dr H. Ten Napel, and Mr Coen H. van Gool
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands,
Tel: +31 30 274 4276
Fax: +31 30 274 4450,

1.13  South Africa Head: Dr Lyn Hanmer
Informatics and Knowledge Management Directorate
South African Medical Research Council
PO Box 19070, Tygerberg, 
South Africa 7505
Tel:+27 (21) 938 0343
Fax: +27 21 9380310

1.14  Russia Head: Dr Vitaly Belov
National Research Institute for Public Health
12 Vorontsovo Pole 12/1, 105064 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel: +7 495 917 48 86
Fax: +7 495 916 03 98

1.15  Thailand      Head: Dr Wansa Paoin
Ministry of Public Health
Bureau of Policy and Strategy Office of the Permanent Secretary 
Thai Health Standard Coding Center
Tiwanon Road Nonthaburi, 11000 Thailand
Tel: +66 2-5901492
Fax: +66 2-9659816

 1.16  North America  Head: : Ms Donna Pickett
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Road, Room 2337
Hyattsville, MD 20782-2002 USA
Tel: +1 (301) 458-4434
Fax: +1 (301) 458-4022

1.17 United Kingdom Head: Mrs Lynn Bracewell Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)
Data and Information Services/Information Standards Delivery/Clinical Classifications Service
Floor 2, Princes Exchange, Princes Square
LS1 4HY West Yorkshire
Tel: +44 (0) 113 397 4399

1.18 Venezuela Head: Dr Cruz Cordero
Centro Venezolano de Clasificación de Enfermedades Centro Colaborador OPS/OMS para la CIE, en idioma español
Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud
Centro Simón Bolívar, Edif. Sur, piso 3, Ofic. 315
Urb. El Silencio, ZP: 1010, Caracas, DC.
República Bolivariana de Venezuela.
Tel: +58 212 4080220 / +58 212 4080218
Fax: +58 212 4080221


Designated Collaborating Centres for Classifications, Terminologies, and Standards

Collaborating Centre for Classifications, Terminologies and Standards

Head of Centre: Dr Mark Musen
Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics
Stanford University
1265 Welch Road, Room X-215
California 94305 U.S.A.
Tel: +1 (650) 723-6979
Fax: +1 (650) 725-7944 

Collaborating Centre for Classifications, Terminologies and Standards

Head of Centre: Dr Hongfang Liu
Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street S.W.
Minnesota 55905 U.S.A.
Tel: +1 (507) 284-5506
Fax: +1 (507) 202-5818

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Note: Last updated on 18.08.2016

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