Collaborating centres

WHO collaborating centres database

The WHO collaborating centres database has the updated list of all the WHO collaborating centres, and is accessible through the internet to the general public.

It is the official source of information on WHO collaborating centres. For each entry, it shows the following information:

  • reference number
  • initiator of the designation
  • title
  • name of the head of the WHO CC
  • name and contact details of the institution
  • date of original designation, date of last redesignation (if any) and date of expiry
  • Terms of reference
  • types of activity
  • reference to WHO's Outputs
  • name and contact information for the responsible officer and technical counterpart

"In everything we do, WHO relies on the expertise of hundreds of formal WHO Collaborating Centres, in your countries, and thousands of the best brains in science, medicine, and public health, in your countries. They give us their time freely and it is my strong impression that they do so with pride."
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, address to the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly, 16 May 2011

Dr Margaret Chan


On 1/June/2016, the International Health Unit, Institute of Higiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), University Nova of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Policy and Planning. More information

On 13/June/2016, the Epidemiology Unit, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Rosario, Argentina has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Human Reproduction. More information

On 21/June/2016, the School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Policy-Making and Leadership. More information