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Who collaborating centre for self care

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Self-Care in recognition of its international reputation in patient self-monitoring and self-management of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable disease (NCD).

The research, training and education undertaken in collaboration with the WHO aims to embed primary care practice to support NCD patient self-care in low and middle income countries.

Over the next four years, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Self-Care will coordinate a network of research centres to promote implementation research, assist the development of guidelines on self-care in NCDs and contribute to the development of a global status report of NCDs.

Terms of reference

  • Under WHOs coordination set up a network of research centres in Low and Middle Income Countries to promote implementation research, guided by the WHOs prioritised NCD research agenda recommendations. 
  • Assist WHO in the development and update of guidelines for self-care in NCDs.  
  • To contribute to the work related to the development of the second Global Status Report of NCDs as requested by WHO.

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