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WHO CC Network


WHO CC Network

WHO collaborating centres (WHO CC) are institutions such as research institutes, parts of universities or academies, which are designated by the WHO Director-General to carry out activities in support of the Organization's programmes. Currently there are over 800 WHO collaborating centres in over 80 Member States.

WHO CCs involved in the Migration and Health Programme

Three WHO CC are currently active in the Migration and Health field:

- Italy

Italian National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP)

WHO CC on Health and Migration Evidence and Capacity Building

Contact person: Gianfranco Costanzo and Leuconoe Grazia Sisti

E-mail: ;

- Sweden

Uppsala University

WHO CC on Migration and Health Data and Evidence 

Contact person:  Soorej Jose Puthoopparambil


- Ireland

University of Limerick

WHO CC for Migrant’s Involvement in Health Research

Contact person: Anne MacFarlane  and  Ailish Hannigan

E-mail: ;

Other key partners of the WHO Migration and Health Programme

- Denmark

Allan Krasnik


Department of Public Health

Section for Health Services Research

Center for Health and Society

University of Copenhagen


Marie Louise Nørredam

Professor with special responsibilities, Section of Health Services Research

Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU)

University of Copenhagen

Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Health Services Research


- Greece

Emmanouil (Manos) Pikoulis

Professor & Chairman of the 3rd Department of Surgery,

School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

“Attikon” University General Hospital

Director of MSc “Global Health - Disaster Management”


Evika Karamagioli

Scientific Associate MSc programme “Global Health - Disaster Medicine”

School of Medicine

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


- Hungary

University of Pécs

Contact person: Istvan Szilard and Lajos Bogár

E-Mail: ;

- Netherlands

Charles Agyemang,

Professor of Global Migration, Ethnicity & Health

Vice President European Public Health Association Section on Migrant & Ethnic Minority Health

Department of Public Health

University of Amsterdam / Academic Medical Centre


Michaella Vanore

Research Fellow Maastricht University

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/United Nations University-MERIT


- Russian Federation

Higher School of Health Administration

WHO Collaborating Centre on training and education of health policy-makers in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases

Contact person: Viktoria Madyanova and Artyom Gil


- Switzerland

Manuel Carballo

International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD)

WHO Collaborating Centre for Health-related Issues among People Displaced by Disasters

Contact person: Manuel Carballo


- Turkey

Ilker Kayi


Public Health Department, Koç University, Istanbul


Further information on WHO CC are available at WHO website:

In November 2022, INMP has hosted the 5th WHO CC on Migration and Health networking meeting, read the news!