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Ref.No. [Initiator]
SOA-13 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Educating Nurses and Midwives in Community Problem-solving

Director / Head: 
  Dean Busisiwe Ncama
  Fikile Mtshali




Institution:
  School of Nursing
  University of Natal
Address:
  Durban 4041
  4010
  South Africa, Afro, KwaZulu-Natal
Town:
  Durban
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (27-31) 260 2499
Fax:
  (27-31) 260 1543
Date of Designation:
  09/Apr/1998
Last Redesignation:
  16/Dec/2012
Expiry:
  16/Dec/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. Collaborate with WHO to document and share best practices & successful stories in use of innovative approaches for educating nurses and midwives in the African Region. 
  2. 2. Collaborate with WHO in promoting community involvement through use of innovative nursing and midwifery evidence – based approaches (including problem solving). 
  3. 3. Collaborate with WHO in Promoting collaborative nursing and midwifery research in community based education in the African Region. 
  4. 4. Collaborate with WHO in working with communities to identify and solve priority health problems particularly maternal & child health, malaria, HIV/AIDS and mental health within their communities through use of problem – solving approach. 
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Subjects:
  1. Nursing 
  2. Health systems research & development 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Research 
  2. Training and education 
  3. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
  Ower: 11.2 - International norms, standards and guidelines for the quality, safety, efficacy and cost effective use of medical products and technologies developed and their national and/or regional implementation advocated and supported.
 
Responsible Officer:
  NYONI Jennifer
Phone:
  4 724 139 236
Email:
  nyonij@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