WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care


Tae Wha Lee
Sue Kim


Seoyoung Baek


Support WHO in providing capacity building training for health workforce development in PHC.

Activity 1: Conduct capacity building training for health workforce from low and middle income countries, especially in relation to PHC. (Expected deliverables: Training workshops in 4 years; Report)

Activity 2: Conduct collaborative workshops and training of nurses in advanced roles (NAR) to develop role for advancing PHC. (Expected deliverables: Workshop & training session)

Conduct and disseminate research on evidence for nursing workforce models that can best contribute to PHC.

Activity 3: Conduct research which examines the roles of nurses in the delivery of people centered integrated care and PHC. (Expected deliverables: Research paper and presentation)

Activity 4: Conduct literature review on nursing education, regulation, and professional development and produce best practice briefs on their impact on PHC. (Expected deliverables: Best practice briefs)


Our CC completed the NAR Study – Nurses in Advanced Roles as a strategy for equitable access to health care in the Western Pacific Region (WPR). This multi-country study was done in conjunction with WHO CC in the WPR, a total of 13 partner institutions across 8 countries. It consisted of three phases: a descriptive survey (18 experts from 10 countries), a Delphi survey (19 experts from 13 countries), and exploratory interviews (18 experts from 11 countries). Findings were presented at the 2018 Yonsei International Nursing Conference, Nov 30, 2018, as 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of our WHO CC.

    • 30th anniversary of our CC