The World Health Organization (WHO) has re-designated PolyU’s School of Nursing as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Community Health Services until 2023.


Officiating at the re-designation ceremony, which was held online, were Professor Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR Government, and Dr Hiromasa Okayasu, Coordinator, Healthy Ageing Data, Strategy and Innovation of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. Professor David Shum, Dean of PolyU’s Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Professor in Neuropsychology; Professor Alex Molasiotis, Head of the School of Nursing and Director of the WHO CC for Community Health Services; and Dr Angela Leung, Deputy Director of the Centre, also attended the ceremony.


Established in 2007, the Centre is the only WHO CC in Healthy Ageing in Asia Pacific. The Centre will develop a series of work plans, including collaborative research projects, round-table sessions and training workshops on healthy ageing, in response to the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing during the designation period. The Centre will also draw upon the expertise within the University and set up collaborations to make a positive difference to health services in the community.