PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre Spotlight Series
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are research institutes, hospitals, university departments, ministries or laboratories designated by the WHO Director-General to carry out activities in support of the Organization’s programs. The CCs located in the Region of the Americas work mainly with PAHO’s technical areas.
PAHO launched an initiative in June 2019 to identify, among other information, the most significant deliverables produced by the collaboration between PAHO/WHO and the institution for a period of four years (1 January 2015 – 31 December 2019). This initiative began with a survey that was conducted with all PAHO staff working with CCs and from the survey’s findings, this Spotlight Series was created to highlight these deliverables and demonstrate how this collaborations is contributing to the achievement of the Organization’s plans and programs, and ultimately to its priorities and mandates.
The following Webnotes of the Spotlight Series are categorized according to PAHO’s Strategic Plan 2014-2019.
In the future, they will be categorized according to PAHO’s new Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
To find the Collaborating Centre by Reference Number, please see here.
Category 1 - Communicable Diseases
Antimicrobial Resistance | Chagas Disease | Dengue Control | Environmental Health | Tuberculosis | Insecticide Resistance and Research on Chagas and Dengue Vectors | Leprosy | Leptospirosis | Malaria | Neglected, Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases | Trachoma and Prevention of Blindness | Ultraviolet Radiation | Vaccine Research and Evaluation | Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections | Water Quality and Sanitation | Zoonoses and Rabies
Category 2 - Noncommunicable Diseases and Risk Factors
Addiction, Alcohol and Substance Abuse | Evidence-Based Dentistry | Noncommunicable Diseases Policy and Cancer | Noncommunicable Diseases and Social Marketing | Mental Health | Nutrition | Rehabilitation | Road Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention | Tobacco Control and Surveillance | Violence Prevention
Category 3 - Determinants of Health and Promoting Health throughout the Life Course
Aging and Health | Family and Child Health | Health Law | Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health | Midwifery | Occupational Health
Category 4 - Health Systems
Bioethics | Blood Banks, Transplants and Donations | e-Health | Evidence Informed Policy | Family of International Classifications | Health Equity and Monitoring | Health Policy Research | Health Technology Management | Knowledge Management and Communication | Medical Education and Health Workforce | Nursing | Patient Safety and Hospital Quality | Pharmaceuticals and Biologics Standards | Rational Use of Medicine | Standardization and Evaluation of Biologicals | Traditional and Family Medicine
Category 5 - Health Emergencies
Arboviruses and Influenza | Emergency Preparedness, Surgical Care, and Chronic Kidney Disease | Foodborne Diseases | International Health Regulations and Traveler’s Health | Laboratory Biosafety/Quality and Meningitis | Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Global Health Security
Videos at the Centres
Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Urban Zoonoses Control
Collaborating Centre on Laboratory Biosafety
Collaborating Centre in Rabies
Collaborating Centre for
Collaborating Centre for Training on Malaria Microscopy Diagnosis
Collaborating Centre on Laboratory Quality Management
Videos with PAHO Staff
Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation
Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Health Promotion and Health Education
Collaborating Centres for Nursing
Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Resistance
Collaborating Centre for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Diseases and other Enteric Pathogens (USA-417)
Collaborating Centre on Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne and Environmental Bacteria
Collaborating Centre on Trachoma