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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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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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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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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High-level meeting on institutional capacity for the use of evidence in health policy-making

WHO held a high-level meeting on institutional capacity for use of evidence in health-policy making in Beirut, Lebanon, on 17–19 February 2019. The main objectives of the meeting were to: discuss...

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