WHO Collaborating Centre in Ethics and Global Health Policy

WHO Collaborating Centre in Ethics and Global Health Policy

WHO Collaborating Centres


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The University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Ethics and Global Health Policy. It is one of seven in the world, initially designated in 2008 and re-designated in 2012 and 2016.

According to the WHO, a Collaborating Centre is “...an institution designated by the Director-General of WHO to form part of an inter-institutional collaborative network set up by WHO in support of its programme at the country, intercountry, regional, interregional and global levels, as appropriate. But there is more to it than that. In line with the WHO policy and strategy of technical cooperation, a WHO collaborating centre must also participate in the strengthening of country resources, in terms of information, services, research and training, in support of national health development.”

As a Collaborating Centre, UM’s Institute for Bioethics is working with colleagues in around the world on education, curriculum development and other projects.

UM’s WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy was formally established in 2009. Here, at a ceremony in Miami on May 2, 2009, WHO ethics leadership presented a gift of the global health organization’s flag. From left, Kenneth Goodman, director of the UM center; Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, WHO, Geneva; Sergio Litewka, the Institute for Bioethics’ director of International Programs; Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal Goldschmidt; Fernando Lolas, Pan American Health Organization and University of Chile, Santiago; Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Pan American Health Organization, Washington, D.C.; and Andreas Reis, WHO, Geneva.

Meetings of the Collaborating Centres
12 June 2016
Network Meeting
Edinburgh
9 June 2015
Network Meeting
Prato
28 May 2014
Network Meeting
Geneva
15 July 2013
Network Meeting
Toronto
14-15 June 2012
Network Meeting
New York
18-19 August 2011
Network Meeting
Zurich
26 May 2010
Network Meeting
Toronto
2-3 May 2009
Workshop and Network Meeting
Miami
26 April 2009
Network Meeting
Santiago

Other WHO Collaborating Centres in Ethics
ARGENTINA
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)
http://www.bioetica.flacso.org.ar
AUSTRALIA
Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University
http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/bioethics/
CANADA
Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
http://www.jointcentreforbioethics.ca/index.shtml
SINGAPORE
Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
http://cbme.nus.edu.sg/index.shtml
SOUTH AFRICA
Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University
http://www.sun.ac.za/cmel
SWITZERLAND
Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich
http://www.ethik.uzh.ch/ibme_en.html
UNITED STATES
Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health, Columbia University
http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/centers/center-history-and-ethics-public-health

Other WHO Resources
Global Health Ethics Publications
http://www.who.int/ethics/publications/en/