The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres (WHOCCs) for Nursing and Midwifery Development is an independent, international, non-for-profit, voluntary organization, comprising 44 institutions of excellence, from the six regions of WHO, who serve as WHO Collaborating Centres.
Founded in 1988, the Network strives to enhance the collaborative activities of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centres, supporting WHO’s efforts towards Health for All.
Since July 2008, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development at the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, Brazil, has the privilege of coordinating the Global Network. Through this website, we aim to maximize the visibility of our members’ collaborative activities and disseminate relevant information on Nursing and Midwifery.
The mission assumed by this secretariat is to build upon the structure and work developed by the previous Secretariats and synergistically gather Collaborating Centres around common activities focusing on the goals of WHO.
Isabel Amélia Costa Mendes, RN, Ph.D.
Carla A. Arena Ventura, Ph.D.