Collaborating Centres are key institutions with relevant expertise distributed throughout the world. They represent a valuable resource as an extended and integral arm of the Organization’s capacity to implement its mandated work.
The Region of the Americas is home to 189 active WHO Collaborating Centres (as of 12 February 2020), which are referred to as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres (PAHO/WHO CCs) located in several countries of the Region.
The activities of each PAHO/WHO CC are aligned with the outcomes of the current WHO Programme Budget. PAHO ensures that they are also aligned with the current PAHO Program & Budget.
PAHO/WHO CCs are encouraged to form working relationships with other Centres and national institutions recognized by WHO through the formation of collaboration networks or incorporation into existing ones.
The Spotlight Series highlights the deliverables of PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres and how their activities contribute to the achievement of the Organization’s priorities and mandates.
Mexico, 2 march 2020 (PAHO/WHO) - Go.Data, a platform that facilitates the collection, investigation and visualization of case and contact data during an outbreak, was rolled out today in Mexico by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization...read more
Communicating the risks to health posed by COVID-19 is key to protecting populations and mitigating spread
Mexico City, 4 March 2020—Informing populations about the health risks posed by COVID-19, as well as measures they can take to protect themselves, is key to mitigating spread and reducing the likelihood that people will become infected. The first cases of this new...read more
Buenos Aires, febrero de 2020 (OPS/OMS).- El Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas (INEI), dependiente de la Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud “Dr Carlos Malbrán”, fue designado como Centro Colaborador de la Organización...read more
In accordance with the Constitution of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Etienne presented the 2019 annual report on the work of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau. This report highlights the technical cooperation undertaken during the period July 2018 through...read more