PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres
WHO Collaborating Centres are institutions such as universities, hospitals, research institutes,
academies or ministries which have been designated to carry out activities in support of the Organization’s programs.
There are now over 800 Collaborating Centres globally working with WHO on areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, emergency response and eHealth, among others.
All WHO Collaborating Centres located in the Region of the Americas are known as Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centres (PAHO/WHO CCs) since PAHO serves as a WHO Regional Office.
The Region of the Americas is home to over 180 active WHO Collaborating Centres, 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 respective WHO and 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.
The Global Network for WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing & Midwifery Secretariat’s Annual Report 2020 is now available. This report includes annual updates for each Collaborating Centre and are further featured on their individual webpages. You can also...read more
Jul 27, 2020 As of today, the Collaborating Centres in the Region have been supporting the Organization with COVID-19 related initiatives on several topics. Laboratory Biosafety and Quality As a joint effort, the WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) on Laboratory...read more
In this video, Dr. Claudina Cayetano speaks about the COVID-19 response by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University (CAN-32).read more
Jul 22, 2020Here are activities that partner institutions are carrying out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic : Evidence Informed Policy In Canada, McMaster University is conducting the following activities: Co-led the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support...read more