WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre For International Nursing Development In Primary Health Care: Global Network for WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development
Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development
In a 1987 meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, representatives of the UIC College of Nursing met with colleagues from other WHO Collaborating Centres to form the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development. Over 40 such Collaborating Centres are located worldwide. More information about the Global Network is available at the web site, http://www.eerp.usp.br/globalnet/. An updated, downloadable PDF listing of the centers is available through this link: http://www.parlatore.com.br/whocc/information_summary.pdf .
The Global Network is a voluntary organization, independent of WHO, but working cooperatively with WHO. It assumed leadership for guiding the nursing profession in a worldwide concerted effort that would work toward the goals of Health for All through Primary Health Care. For more information, please see the link to Primary Health Care in the Americas and other documents listed under the publication resources section of this web page.
Since its inception, the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development has worked in partnership with WHO and its member states, non-nursing WHO Collaborating Centres, non-governmental organizations, and others interested in promoting the health of populations. For the first seven years of the Global Network's existence (1987-1994), the UIC College of Nursing served as the Secretariat for the Global Network. The early history of the Global Network can be found in two publications:
- Kim, Mi Ja (PhD) (1996). Primary Health Care: Nurses Lead the Way. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Washington, DC .
- McElmurry, Beverly J., Norr, Kathleen F., & Parker, Randy S. (Eds.) (1993). Women's Health and Development: A Global Challenge. Jones & Bartlett: Boston, MA .