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  • General information
    • Director
      Profa. Dra. Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura
    • Vice Director
    • Support
      Juliana Gazzotti
    • Telephone
      55 16 3315 3393
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According to WHO, a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre is an institution designated by the Director-General to form part of an international collaborative network carrying out activities in support of the Organization's programs at all levels. A Centre must also participate in the strengthening of country resources, in terms of information, services, research and training, in support of national health development.

Both institutions that show the capacity to fulfill a function or functions relevant to the Organization's program and objectives, and institutions of high scientific and technical standing that have already attained international recognition may qualify for designation as WHO collaborating centres.

Initially, an institution is designated for a term of four years. During this period, its activities are ruled by terms of reference and a work plan, whose progress is assessed annually. At the end of the term, a more thorough assessment is performed and, if appropriate, the Centre is redesignated for a new term.

In its seventh term, the Ribeirão Preto Collaborating Centre's activities are guided by the following Terms of Reference:

TR#1    Collaborate with PAHO/WHO in strengthening nursing research for the development of nursing human resources and nursing practice in priority areas.

Get to know some activities performed under TR#1

Activity 1.1    - Increase the number of collaborative research activities in human resources for health and nursing in priority health areas.

Activity 1.2 - Virtual Course on research methodology.

Activity 1.3 - Identify, in collaboration with PAHO/WHO, experiences of Interprofessional Education in undergraduate programs in nursing.

TR#2 Collaborate with PAHO/WHO in strengthening and expanding dissemination of health information and knowledge with emphasis on nursing and health.

Get to know some activities performed under TR#2

Activity 2.1 - Strengthen Latin American Nursing journals.

Activity 2.2 - Organize two thematic series of the Journals Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem – Human Resources in Health and Nursing and Revista Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool e Drogas -Human Resources in Mental Health, which are published by the institution.

Activity 2.3 - Organize a meeting to discuss the role of nurses in Primary Health Care.

Activity 2.4 - Produce a compendium of Brazilian exemplary “case studies” to illustrate best practices in nursing to advance universal access to health and universal health coverage.

TR#3 Contribute with PAHO/WHO to strengthen nursing faculty development through research training and updating to improve scientific quality and improve nursing curriculum.

Get to know some activities performed under TR#3

Activity 3.1 - Implementation of a regional agenda of priorities regarding scientific research in Latin America and Caribbean region towards primary health care, human resources and universal health.

Activity 3.2 - Organization and maintenance of the Pan American Directory of Schools of Nursing.

Activity 3.3 - Increase capacity building in research through human resources development and education for health professionals in Guyana.



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