The UOC and the PAHO/WHO have a shared objective: promoting digital health worldwide. The two institutions signed an initial agreement in 2015 aimed at promoting digital health in Latin America and the Caribbean. The agreement formalized the roles and responsibilities governing the cooperation between the two institutions.
As a result of this collaboration, the UOC's Faculty of Health Sciences was named a WHO Collaborating Centre on 10 April 2018.
The conditions of the collaboration are set out in the Terms of reference, a work plan covering the research and outreach projects, training, advisory services and mobilizations of resources to be carried out by the UOC as a WHO Collaborating Centre.
This work plan is the centre's road map, and covers a period of four years. The terms of reference currently include: