Research promotion and development

A female scientist conducting laboratory-based research

Research for health is a vital component in developing health systems, in understanding the causes of poor health and predicting and mitigating the effects of other factors on health. The increasing calls for equity and rising expectations in the Region for a better life and improved health call for more research to guide the process and to rationalize the effective use of limited resources. Promoting and enabling a culture and environment of research is necessary to plan, design and conduct research and to disseminate, utilize and translate the findings into health policy and interventions, including in times of difficulty.

The research promotion and development programme provides technical support to Member States in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to promote and strengthen a culture of research for health in the Region.

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News

National workshop on WHO collaborating centres

17 March 2019 – A one-day national stakeholder workshop on WHO collaborating centres was held on 4 February, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan, organized by the Department of Information, Evidence and...

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Cairo, 25 January 2018 - As a result of collaborative work between the World Health Organization (WHO) and several academic institutions, an important tool has been developed to streamline use...

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In focus

Introduction The World Health Organization's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is pleased to announce the tenth call for research proposals under the grant for Research in Priority Areas of Public...

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Events

WHO Regional Office advocates for stronger partnership with collaborating centres

9 January 2019 – The fourth meeting of WHO collaborating centres in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is being held in Muscat, Oman, from 9 to 10 January 2019, attended by WHO...

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