Collaborating Centres

WHO collaborating centres are key institutions with relevant expertise distributed throughout the world. They represent a valuable resource and an extended and integral arm of WHO's capacity to implement its mandated work. WHO collaborating centres are a highly valued mechanism of cooperation in which relevant institutions are recognized by WHO as assisting the Organization in implementing its mandated work by supporting the achievement of its planned strategic objectives at the regional and global levels; enhancing the scientific validity of its global health work; and developing and strengthening institutional capacity in countries and regions. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has 3 designated collaborating centres to support its work on HIV/AIDS: