Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery
Director / Head:
Ms Frances Silverton
Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
15 Mansfield Street
(44-20) 7312 3443
(44-20) 7312 3442
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- To form part of the WHO inter-institutional collaborative network.
• Work with other Collaborating Centres to exchange information.
• Active dissemination of WHO EUROPE and WHO Geneva material within the national midwifery network.
- To strengthen midwifery resources both nationally & internationally, in line with the Munich Declaration, in terms of midwifery leadership, good practice, research, education & the support of health policy development.
• Development of a survey framework to profile midwifery in newly independent states and countries of Central and Eastern Europe, in order to assess educational, practice and legislature development needs for future WHO projects.
• Contribution to national and international workshops aimed at developing the scope and quality of midwifery practice.
• Continued provision of expert support in developing basic and continuing educational programmes in Europe and developing countries.
• Development of open learning resources to facilitate distance learning for midwifery education for use in Europe and developing countries.
- To promote the development of midwifery services nationally & internationally in line with the philosophies of the Safe Motherhood Initiative & the Millenium Development Goals.
- Provision of midwifery expertise and leadership to be used worldwide if needed, giving particular priority to Central and Eastern European countries such as Romania and FYR Macedonia and developing countries linked to the Safe Motherhood Initiative.
- Assist with developing the constitution of the midwifery section within the Macedonia Nursing & Midwifery Association (MN&MA) so that it meets International Confederation of Midwives admission criteria
Involve FYR Macedonian midwifery community with wider European networks support membership of the European Midwives Association
Assist the MN&MA in gaining ICM membership
Development of a midwifery education curriculum for FYR Macedonia - curriculum design and implementation
Teachers training programme
- Child & maternal health
Types of activity:
- Training and education
WHO organization wide expected result:
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.
CANHA CAVACO DIAS Casimiro Jose
NKOWANE Annette Mwansa
+41 22 79 14314
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
Link to eWork