Collaborating centres

WHO collaborating centres

Over 700 institutions in over 80 countries supporting WHO programmes

WHO collaborating centres 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 centres 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.



Background

Definition, history, functions and management.

Networks of WHO collaborating centres

Working together to coordinate activities and benefit from a global perspective.

WHO collaborating centres database

The official list of and source of information on the WHO collaborating centres.

Information for WHO collaborating centres

Administrative and legal information for proposed institutions

Case Studies

Examples of what WHO collaborating centres do.

Useful documents

"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

NEWS

On 09/Sep/2014, the Institute of Health Quarantine (IHQ), Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine(CAIQ), Beijing, China has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for International Travel Health. More information

On 18/Sept/2014, the Center for Tropical Diseases, Ospedale Sacro Cuore - Don Calabria, Negrar, Italy, has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Center on strongyloidiasis and other intestinal parasitic infections. More information

On 24/Sep/2014 the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Product Testing and Research . More information