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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) was recently named a Coordinating Centre for the Global Network of World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. This international designation means JHSON will lead the WHO’s efforts in achieving its mission of strengthening nursing and midwifery to promote universal primary care.

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean of JHSON, tells Newswise.com, “This honor is not only a great responsibility, but also a tremendous privilege. The work already accomplished by the WHO and the Centres has made such a difference for communities across the world, and we are proud to be part of an effort that is connecting populations and improving health everywhere through the promotion of our profession.”

The Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery is comprised of six regions working together to share knowledge and resources, promote health through community partnership and empowerment, address emerging health care issues, and participate in policy to advance health care and resources for all populations. As a coordinating center, JHSON’s role will be to provide support through communication, collaborative activities, and goal achievement.

JHSON is also a WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management, and Sharing. The school will host the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery to support networking, education, and professional development of nurses and midwives.

To learn more about JHSON’s new role as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, visit here.

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