Collaborating centres

Networks of WHO Collaborating Centres

Nursing and Midwifery

The Global Network of WHO CCs for Nursing and Midwifery Development

This network works toward the maximization of the contribution of nursing and midwifery in order to advance Health for All in partnership with WHO and its Member States, member centres, NGOs, and others interested in promoting the health of populations.

The network carries out advocacy and evidence based policy activities within the framework of WHA resolutions and the WHO programme of Work. It has an independent rotary secretariat currently based at the College of Nursing at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

The 13th biennial meeting of the network was held on 5-6 June 2006 and was attended by representatives from 27 countries.