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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Minister of Public Health Dr Jamil Jabbak, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), launch the first Lebanese National Registry for Clinical Research in the Arab World, a national...

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Capacity-building workshop on research methods and ethics: good health research practice

16 May 2019 – A 4-day workshop was conducted from the 10 to 13 December 2018 in Hammamet, Tunisia, to introduce key elements of good health research practice, such as...

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In focus

Annual meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Region Research Ethics Review Committee

Research Ethics Review Committee (RERC) members meet on an annual basis to ensure the compliance of health research in the Region with WHO’s policies and regulations for the conduct of...

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Cairo, Egypt, 19 September 2019 – An in-house workshop was convened on 14 February 2019 on setting regional health Research priorities to build consensus on a set of health research priorities...

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