SONHS Redesignated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre

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SONHS Redesignated as PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre

By SONHSNews
The World Health Organization (WHO) has re-designated the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies as a Pan American Health Organization/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Human Resources Development and Patient Safety for the next 4-year cycle.
The prestigious SONHS designation has been in place since 2008. The school is one of only 10 nursing-related WHO Collaborating Centres in the nation, and one of 42 in the world.

A Collaborating Centre is an institution designated by the WHO Director-General as part of a global collaborative network that carries out activities in support of the WHO’s programs. The SONHS collaborates with the PAHO/WHO and with its partner PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centres throughout the Americas on initiatives that strengthen nursing education, primary care delivery skills, technical expertise and research capacities in the PAHO region. The school’s new re-designation workplan and terms of reference extend this commitment to collaborate on additional multi-center projects with healthcare institutions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, emphasizing the areas of patient safety and health disparities.

“Our school is proud to announce the renewal of this elite recognition,” said Dean Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, Director of the Collaborating Centre. “We are excited to be able to continue the work we are doing with PAHO/WHO and our international partners to disseminate nursing knowledge and education throughout the Americas. Our role as a Collaborating Centre aligns with UM’s vision to build lasting academic bridges across our Caribbean and Latin American hemispheres.”