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JPN-77 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing in Disasters and Health Emergency Management

Director / Head: 
  Professor Aiko Yamamoto
  Dr Ikuko Moriguchi




Institution:
  University of Hyogo
  Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community
Address:
  13-71 Kitaojicho - 673 8588 Hyogo
  673 8588
  Hyogo
Town:
  Akashi
Country:
  JAPAN
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  +81-78-925-9646
Fax:
  +81-78-925-9646
Date of Designation:
  24/May/2007
Last Redesignation:
  14/Jun/2011
Expiry:
  14/Jun/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. Promote nursing and health research on disaster reduction, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters and similar life threatening events. [WHO Links: WPR OWER 10.008--Strengrthening country and area health workforce knowledge, capacity, research, networking, information sharing, OWER 5.001--To strengthen capacity for risk reduction, preparedness and response and recovery activities by Member States. Nursing Midwifery Services Strategic Directions 2011-2015, KRA 2: Nursing and midwifery policy and practice] 
  2. Apply and test the global disaster nursing competencies in various phases of disasters: preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and health emergency management. [WHO Links: OWER 10.008--Strengrthening country and area health workforce knowledge, capacity, research, networking, information sharing,; Midwifery Services Strategic Directions 2011-2015, KRA3:Nursing and midwifery education, training and career development] 
  3. Carry out a leading role in the continued development and sustainability of effective national, regional and global networks and systems for nursing and other health professionals involved in health emergency management. [WHO Links: OWER 10.008--Strengrthening country and area health workforce knowledge, capacity, research, networking, information sharing,; OWER 5.006--Effective communications issued, partnerships formed and coordination developed with other organizations ; Midwifery Services Strategic Directions 2011-2015, KRA 1: Contribution to the strengthening of health systems and services] 
  4. Implement national and regional training needs assessments and, develop implement and evaluate training programs for the public and professionals involved in disasters and emergency management situations' and their prevention. [WHO Links: OWER 10.008--Strengrthening country and area health workforce knowledge, capacity, research, networking, information sharing,, OWER 5.001-- To strengthen capacity for risk reduction, preparedness and response and recovery activities by Member States; Midwifery Services Strategic Directions 2011-2015, KRA3:Nursing and midwifery education, training and career development] 
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Subjects:
  1. Nursing 
  2. Emergency & humanitarian action 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Information dissemination 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 10.8 - Health-workforce information and knowledge base strengthened, and country capacities for policy analysis, planning, implementation, information-sharing and research built up.
  Ower: 10.9 - Technical support provided to Member States, with a focus on those facing severe health-workforce difficulties in order to improve the production, distribution, skill mix and retention of the health workforce.
  Ower: 5.6 - Effective communications issued, partnerships formed and coordination developed with other organizations in the United Nations system, governments, local and international nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions and professional associations at the country, regional and global levels.
Responsible Officer:
  GEDIK Fethiye Gulin
Phone:
  + 63 2 5289816
Email:
  gedikg@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  NKOWANE Annette Mwansa
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14314
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork