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SOA-14 [AFRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Postgraduate Distance Education and Research in Nursing and Midwifery Development

Director / Head: 
  Dr Mary Moleki
  Zethu Zerrish Nkosi




Institution:
  Department of Advanced Nursing Sciences
  University of South Africa (UNISA)
Address:
  Preller street, P.O. Box 392 Pretoria,
  0003
  Gauteng Province
Town:
  Pretoria
Country:
  SOUTH AFRICA
Region:
  AFRO
Phone:
  (27-12) 429 6303
Fax:
  (27-12) 429 6688
Web Site:
  http://www.UNISA.ac.za
Date of Designation:
  06/May/1998
Last Redesignation:
  16/Dec/2012
Expiry:
  16/Dec/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1 In collaboration with WHO, provide support to selected countries for scaling up the production of HR for nursing and midwifery services in Africa, through innovative approaches including distance education and e-learning 
  2. 2 In collaboration with WHO, provide support for collaborative leadership development in nursing and midwifery through innovative approaches and distance education in the African Region  
  3. 3. In collaboration with WHO, support capacity building of nurses and midwives to conduct research and to generate evidence for informed decision making and improved practice in the areas of HRH and health related issues in the African Region 
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Subjects:
  1. Nursing 
  2. Health systems research & development 
  3. Health promotion & education 
Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
  3. Implementation of WHO programmes and activities at country level 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 4.1 - Support provided to Member States to formulate a comprehensive policy, plan and strategy for scaling up towards universal access to effective interventions in collaboration with other programmes, paying attention to reducing gender inequality and health inequities, providing a continuum of care throughout the life course, integrating service delivery across different levels of the health system and strengthening coordination with civil society and the private sector.
  Ower: 4.3 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving maternal care applied at the country level, including technical support provided to Member States for intensified action to ensure skilled care for every pregnant woman and every newborn, through childbirth and the postpartum and postnatal periods, particularly for poor and disadvantaged populations, with progress monitored.
  Ower: 4.5 - Guidelines, approaches and tools for improving child health and development applied at the country level, with technical support provided to Member States for intensified action towards universal coverage of the population with effective interventions and for monitoring progress, taking into consideration international and human-rights norms and standards, notably those stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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