The Nurse-Midwifery Education Program (NMEP), School of Public Health Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico received its designation as a WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre February 12, 2007 - February 12, 2011.
The overall purpose of the designation is to collaborate with WHO/PAHO in the development of midwifery services and education to contribute to the prevention and reduction of maternal and infant mortality/morbidity in priority Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries.
The Centre is a member of the Pan American Network of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers (PANMCC) and the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery
The terms of reference are:
- To provide consultation, support and networking for the development, implementation, evaluation of Midwifery Education Programs.
- To promote, support and implement PAHO Safe Motherhood efforts in the LAC region through development of quality midwifery care and services.
- To support the development of instruments, guidelines and methodologies to improve the quality of midwifery services in the region.