IPRPKU Attend the Meeting of
WHO Collaborating Centers on Reproductive Health And Making Pregnancy
Safer in the Western Pacific Region
Prof. Zheng Xiaoying,
Director of Institute of Population Research, Peking University (IPRPKU)/WHO
Collaborating Center in Research for Reproductive Health and Population
Science, and Dr. Pang Lihua, Director Assistant of IPRPKU attend the
meeting of WHO Collaborating Centers on Reproductive Health And Making
Pregnancy Safer in the Western Pacific Region. The meeting was held in
Shanghai during Nov. 18-20, 2009.
Dr. Katherine Ba-Thike, Area Manager for Asia and Pacific,
Department Of Reproductive Health and Research/WHO, Dr. Han Tieru
(Director of building healthy communities and population) and Dr.
Narimah Awin (Regional adviser, Making pregnancy safter) from WHO
regional office for the western pacific, Dr. Wen Chunmei (program
officer) and Dr. Wu Linlin (Administrative assistant) from Beijing WHO
representative’s office and the representatives of 11 currently-designed
WHO collaborating centers (WHOCC) attend the meeting. IPRPKU, together
with the Key center for women’s health in society, University of
Melbourne, and other 3 centers as representatives of 11 WHOCCs
introduced the activities and performance in research and international
cooperation on reproductive health.
The meeting reviewed the roles and activities of the
collaborating centers for reproductive health and making pregnancy
safer, and recommended practical ways to enhance their contribution to
the related WHO strategic objectives and to facilitate networking among
them.Dr. Ba-Thike and Dr. Awin introduced to the newly developed
regional reproductive health strategy and the regional framework for
making pregnancy safer, to become familiarized with the application of
the electronic collaborating center system for improved reporting,
re-designation and management.
A practical network of collaborating centers was initiated in
the meeting and other institutions related to reproductive health and
making pregnancy safer was discussed and reached the consensus.