WHO Collaborating Center

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WHO Collaborating Centre
 for Research and Training
 for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

Collaboration Centre for Research and Training for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

Collaboration Centre for Research and Training for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

In 1988, College of Nursing was designated by WHO as the first nursing-related Collaborating Centre in Korea (KOR-16). Since its designation, the Collaborating Centre has been the leader in global efforts of increasing nursing roles in primary health care (PHC) services. The Collaborating Centre was elected as the Secretary General (Dr. Mo Im Kim) of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres of Nursing and Midwifery in 1994. As the Secretary General, the Collaborating Centre coordinated the activities of 28 WHO collaborating centres around the world for 4 years.

The Collaborating Centre has been re-designated by WHO till 2024 under the following Terms of Reference (TOR) and related activities:

  • TOR 1. Support WHO in providing capacity building training for health workforce development in PHC
    • Activity 1: Conduct capacity building training for health workforce from low and middle income countries, especially in relation to PHC.
    • Activity 2: Conduct collaborative workshops and training of nurses in advanced roles (NAR) to develop role for advancing PHC.
  • TOR 2. Conduct and disseminate research on evidence for nursing workforce models that can best contribute to PHC
    • Activity 3: Conduct research which examines the roles of nurses in the delivery of people centered integrated care and PHC.
    • Activity 4: Conduct literature review on nursing education, regulation, and professional development and produce best practice briefs on their impact on PHC.
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About WHO Collaborating Centre

WHO collaborating centre is an institution designated by the Director-General of WHO to form part of an international collaborative network set up by WHO in support of its programme at the country, intercountry, regional, interregional and global levels. In line with the WHO policy and strategy of technical cooperation, a WHO collaborating centre also participates in the strengthening of country resources, in terms of information, services, research and training, in support of national health development.

The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery

The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery is an independent, international, not-for-profit, voluntary organization comprising WHO collaborating centres across all six WHO Regions who are focused on nursing and midwifery development. The mission of Global Network of WHOCCs for Nursing and Midwifery is to promote Health For All populations through the collaboration, communication, and cohesion of the nursing and midwifery global community and its partners. The primary goals of the this network are to 1) Promote health for all through collaboration, communication, and strategic partnership, 2) Promote global human resources for health development through the provision of key resources and communications, 3) Advocate for the nursing and midwifery role, leadership, and contribution to the WHO Health For All platforms.

The Global Network of WHO collaborating centres for Nursing and Midwifery has a communications strategy to engage global network members, partners, and other nursing and midwifery leaders in global health news, opportunities, events, and resources. There is a separate social media strategy and a quarterly magazine that delivers a comprehensive overview of WHOCCs for Nursing and Midwifery Global Network regional updates, news, achievements, and upcoming opportunities. An annual report is compiled every year to deliver a comprehensive overview of achievements and updates by the Global Network, partner organizations, and individual Collaborating Centers.

Our people

Our people

  • Eui Geum Oh
    • Name : Euigeum Oh
    • Designation : Centre Director / Professor
    • Email : euigeum@yuhs.ac
  • Hyewon Yoon
    • Name : Hyewon Yoon
    • Designation : Centre Staff / Undergraduate Student
    • Email : eebko@naver.com
  • Hyeonkyeong Lee
    • Name : Hyeonkyeong Lee
    • Designation : Centre Director / Professor
    • Email : hlee39@yuhs.ac
  • Hyeyeon Lee
    • Name : Hyeyeon Lee
    • Designation : Centre Staff / PhD Student
  • Kennedy Diema Konlan
    • Name : Kennedy Diema Konlan
    • Designation : Centre Staff / PhD Student
    • Email : dkkonlan@gmail.com

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If you would like mor information about the centre and it’s current projects, please contact us

  • Email : WHOCCYONSEICON@yuhs.ac
  • Postal Address:
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training for Nursing Development in Primary Health care
    College of Nursing Yonsei University
    50-1, Yonsei-Ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
    P.O. Box 03722