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CHI-18 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Development of Midwifery

Director / Head: 
  Matrona Lorena Binfa
 




Institution:
  School of Midwifery
  University of Chile
Address:
  Avenida Independencia 1027: Comuna Independencia
  8389199
  Metropolitan Region
Town:
  Santiago
Country:
  CHILE
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (56-2) 9786619
Fax:
  (56-2) 7778743
Date of Designation:
  17/Jan/2008
Last Redesignation:
  18/Jan/2016
Expiry:
  18/Jan/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO to strengthen capacity of midwifery human resources development in education and training through identification and application of evidence based midwifery practices and advanced midwifery education in the region. 
  2. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO to strengthen the health sector in human resources through regional expertise development of clinical midwifery research in Latin America and Caribbean countries. 
  3. Collaborate with PAHO/WHO in developing, disseminating and communication of WHO/PAHO guidelines and protocols. 
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Subjects:
  1. Child & maternal health 
  2. Reproductive health (excluding HIV/AIDS) 
  3. Nursing 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
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WHO Outputs:
  3.1.1 - Further expansion enabled of access to and quality of effective interventions from pre-pregnancy to postpartum focusing on the 24-hour period around childbirth
  3.1.3 - Countries enabled to implement and monitor effective interventions to cover the unmet needs in sexual and reproductive health and to reduce adolescent risk behaviour
  3.1.4 - Research undertaken, and evidence generated and synthesized to design key interventions in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and other conditions and issues linked to it
Responsible Officer:
  DE MUCIO Bremen
Phone:
  +598 41036
Email:
  demuciob@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  PORTELA Anayda Gerarda
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2914
Email:
  portelaa@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork