WHO Collaborating Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre

About us

Organization of the Centre

Ever since St. Luke's International University was designate as a World Heath Organization Collaborating centre for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care in 1990, it has played a central role in nursing education, practice and research. To fulfill the roles of this centre, the International University has collaborated with domestic nursing research and educational organizations.

Terms of Refererence

  • To develop and edvaluate models for nursing in primary health care for an aging society in a developed country.
  • To identify and promote nursing leadership in primary health care.
  • To update standards of nursing education and practice to implement primary health care.
  • To facilitate research development relevant to nursing by identifying research priorities and developing research networks.
  • To influence governmental and professional agencies to promote nursing leadership in the development of primary health care.
  • To support international collaboration in nursing education, research and practice related to primary health care.

Structure of the Centre

WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care, St. Luke’s International University, Japan


Basic Information

Name of the President of the institution Toshiko Ibe, RN, PhD.
Name of the Head of the proposed WHO WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing
Collaborating Development in Primary Health Care
Address of the institution 10-1, Akashi-Cho, Chuo-ku
City Tokyo
Postal Code 104-0044
Country Japan
Telephone +81-3-3543-6391
Fax +81-3-3543-1626
Web site



Tomoko Kamei, RN, PHN, PhD., St. Luke's International University, College of Nursing, SLIU Research Center, Department of People-Centered Care development, SLIU WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care

The Centre is connected to all WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing as part of Global Network. As a subsection of Global network, it belongs to the Western Pacific region.


Activities of the Centre

In recent years, in order to meet the nursing needs of an advanced country, the center has conducted research to improve the quality of nursing . Also, by taking into account the current state of nursing in PHC, the centre has begun development of a nursing model needed in the 21st century and an international collaboration model. -The Center delivers annual report on its activities to the WHO Headquarters, and other regional centers throughout the world. -Books, periodicals, publication and information are sent to the Centre from the Headquarters, other regional centres and various nursing academies. These publications are maintained in the library of St. Luke's International University.

St. Luke's International University

he college was first founded in 1920 as the School of Nursing at St. Luke's International Hospital. Then in 1964, the International University was formed to develop nurses with professionalism and sensitivity based on the sprit of Christianity. The college began offering a master course in 1980 and a doctoral course in 1988. While emphasizing graduate education, the college has incorporated transfer and credit programs. The aim of the college is to contribute to the society by providing high-quality nursing education, research and practice. Also, in April 2003, the Nursing Practice Development Center was established to gather scientific data for the health problems associated with the aging society and to investigate and develop methods to provide nursing in partnership with the public.


"Increasingly important Role of Nurses and Midwives in Improving Client's QOL"