WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Human Resource and Health Development

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The School has collaborated closely with WHO Headquarter and and AFRO Regional Office for many years and was designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Human Resources for Health in 2004. In our collaboration with WHO headquarters and the WHO regional office in Brazzaville, we will focus on contributing to the improvement of health systems performance through research, training and support in the area of health human resources, which has been identified by WHO and others as one of the most critical areas of intervention. More specifically, the Centre will:

  •  Contribute to building of research capacity of HR practitioners in African Ministries of Health through training courses at UWC . 

  • Contribute to developing and making available advanced training materials in areas of HRH. 

  • Contribute to the strengthening development of HRH knowledge networks in Africa through the HRH electronic resource centre 

  • Participate in the networks related to Health Workforce Development in the Region.  

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville 7535, Republic of South Africa
Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: mppetersen@uwc.ac.za