WHO Collaborating Centres
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil-transmitted Helminths and other Neglected Tropical Diseases
The Centre is one of three WHOCCs dedicated to neglected tropical diseases. It is one of four WHOCCs globally dedicated to lymphatic filariasis and one of three in the Western Pacific Region (WPR). It is the only WHOCCs dedicated to soil-transmitted helminthiasis in WPR. The Collaborating Centre continues to support and expand the development of surveillance, research capacity building, control programs, training and control program monitoring and evaluation in the Western Pacific Region. It also supports the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University
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 continues to support and expand the development of education, workforce, health service provision and research capacity building in the Western Pacific Region.