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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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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Workshop on health research methods and ethics

14 January 2018 – The World Health Report: “Research for Universal Health Coverage” (2013) emphasized WHO’s role in advancing research that addresses the dominant health needs of its Member States, supporting...

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In focus

Request for proposals: Consultancy to update the antibacterial clinical development pipeline analysis.

The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a suitable contractor to carry out the following work: Consultancy to support the update of the antibacterial clinical development...

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Expert consultation on fostering institutional and structural capacity for evidence-based health policy-making

24 January 2018 – WHO advocates for the development of health policies and services that benefit from evidence-based approaches and the use of generated evidence in prioritizing interventions and programmes...

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