Who We Are
The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres (WHOCCs) for Nursing and Midwifery Development is a network comprising of WHO Collaborating Centres from the six regions of WHO, who focus on nursing and midwifery. Founded in 1988 the Network strives to enhance the collaborative activities of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centres, supporting WHO's efforts toward universal health coverage.
In July 2014, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development at the University of Technology, Sydney Australia, was elected to act as Secretariat of 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 disseminate information about and for Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centres.
Health for All Through Nursing and Midwifery Excellence
To maximize the contribution of nursing and midwifery in order to advance states, member Centres, NGOs, and others interested in promoting the health of populations.
The Network will carry out advocacy and evidence based policy activities within the framework of WHA and regional resolutions and the WHO Programs of Work.
The Global Network has an elected governing body consisting of a secretariat is elected from the member collaborating Centres for a period of four years and it functions as the coordinating body of the Network.
Current listing of Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development in the Global Network.
World map of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development.