Collaborating Centres Webinar: Celebrating the Achievement of Our Common Goals

Collaborating Centres Webinar: Celebrating the Achievement of Our Common Goals
Special issue - Collaborating Centres

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) held a webinar on 10 March 2023 for the launch of the Special Issue devoted to PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres, “Celebrating the Achievement of Our Common Goals”, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health.

About the Special Issue

WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) are typically parts of institutions such as universities, hospitals, research institutes, academies, or ministries that have been designated by the WHO Director-General to carry out activities supporting the Organization's programs by providing information, services, and expertise; thereby strengthening their national capacity for training, research, and collaboration for health development. 

Currently, there are more than 800 CCs in over 80 Member States. Within the Region of the Americas, there are over 180 PAHO/WHO CCs in 16 Member States. CCs work with PAHO/WHO in areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, and food safety, among others. 

This special issue of the Pan American Journal of Public Health showcases some work carried out by CCs over a 4-year period, both one on one and through the various CC networks existing. CCs have historically been encouraged to develop working relations with other CCs by creating or joining collaborative networks. 

We wish to thank PAHO/WHO CCs for their support to the Organization in the pursuit and achievement of its mandates and goals, and we look forward to continuing in the future.


  • To access the Webinar agenda, please click here.



  • To read selected articles, please click here.