College of Healthcare Sciences Research WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery

WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building

Supporting the development of education, health services, workforce development and research capacity in the Western Pacific Region

James Cook University has been involved with supporting health governance, management  and workforce development with partners throughout the Western Pacific since 2001. In 2010 the formation of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building was established at James Cook University,  Australia and became one of the 44 worldwide centre’s of excellence in  nursing and midwifery.  The Collaborating Centre was redesignated in 2014 and continues to support and expand  the development of education, workforce, health service provision and research  capacity building in the Western Pacific Region.

Our collaborating centre provides research and project expertise in the following areas:

  • curriculum review and development
  • nursing education standards
  • capacity building
  • nursing practice and health service improvement
  • human resources for health through workforce development
  • research training
  • research capacity building.

The Centre would like to thank the following people for their contributions and photographs: Evan Casella, Peter Massey, Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Kim Usher, Daniela Vavrova, WPRO Image Bank (Seppo Suomela, Elodie Tomka)