Title of the centre:
WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership
Director / Head:
Dean Afaf I. MELEIS
Dr. Marjorie Muecke
School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania
418 Curie Boulevard
(1-215) 573 8857
Date of Designation:
Terms of Reference:
- Work with WHO to contribute to the development of primary health care based health systems by strengthening nursing and midwifery human resources to address the Millennium Development Goals.
- In collaboration with WHO, systematically promote sustainable interprofessional education and collaborative research
- Assist WHO in fostering development of human resources by working to reduce nurse shortages and to improve work environments for nurses.
Types of activity:
- Information dissemination
WHO organization wide expected result:
10.8 - Health-workforce information and knowledge base strengthened, and country capacities for policy analysis, planning, implementation, information-sharing and research built up.
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.
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