The WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) Database
The WHO Collaborating Centres (CCs) Database is the official source of information about the WHO Collaborating Centres worldwide.
CCs may work irrespectively with one or more regional offices and/or headquarters and/or country offices.
This said, each CC has a WHO Staff Member identified as the "responsible officer", who acts as main focal point in the coordination of the work with that CC. The responsible officer may be located in headquarters or in a regional office.
Each CC also has a "technical counterpart", who is another WHO Staff Member working in the same subjects than the responsible officer (but not necessarily with the CC), in the regional office where the WHO CC is located (if the responsible officer is in headquarters) or in headquarters (if the responsible officer is in a regional office).
"Title" is the official title given to the CC, e.g. "WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health".
You can also search by keywords in the terms of reference of the CCs, e.g. "malaria", or by the main area of work using "Subjects" and selecting one of the terms of the drop down list.
An "active" status means that the institution is within its four years of designation. A "pending" status means that the period of designation has expired without a formal redesignation being approved. Status "discontinued" means that the institution is no longer a CC. If you do not make any selection in "status", the search function will show you all cases with an active or pending status.