Cuba, Havana, 28 June 2023 – PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers (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 in support of PAHO/WHO programs such as dissemination of information; evaluation; training and education; research; providing technical input to the Organization on various topics to inform the development of guidelines, manuals, methodologies; assisting with outbreaks and emergencies; laboratory services, etc.
Among the best practices carried out by the PAHO/WHO office in Cuba, are the annual meetings with CCs to exchange information on results achieved during the year and to discuss opportunities for interprogrammatic work.
Watch this video to learn more about the CCs in Cuba! Dr. Jose Moya, PAHO/WHO Representative in Cuba, provides an overview of the CCs and discusses how they support PAHO/WHO’s mandates and goals. Dr. Moya speaks on the technical support provided by CCs, the identification of other institutions that could become CCs, and how PAHO’s cross-cutting themes (equity, gender, human rights, and ethnicity) are incorporated into the work with Centres.
To learn more about how CCs in Cuba are supporting the Organization, read here.