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The Palestinian National Institute of Public Health

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The Palestinian Authority decided to establish a Palestinian National Institute of Public Health (PNIPH) in 2011. A Memorandum of Understanding between the Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority, WHO, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs was signed in Oslo on November 24, 2011.WHO is responsible for establishing the PNIPH in partnership with the PA Ministry of Health. The two-year project started on March 1, 2012.

The PNIPH will undertake health surveillance, data analysis and research in order to provide science-based information and advice on health issues to the PA and Palestinian civil society. It will also have a role in training and capacity building for the health sector and will act as a bridge between health researchers in the academic community and decision-makers in the PA.

The project has begun to carry out detailed descriptions of current surveillance systems and plans a joint assessment with stakeholders of a number of surveillance activities in the oPt, starting with the Cause of Death Registry and the major health management information systems (HMIS). In the area of research, two workshops are planned soon with key stakeholders to identify key topics for research and ways of collaborating with the universities on these and other issues. Meetings with the many stakeholders and future collaborators with PNIPH have been a priority and will continue. The MoH has allocated offices for the Institute next to the Public Health Laboratories in Ramallah. The recruitment of the Project Manager is underway and other positions for national staff will shortly be advertised.

 

 

 

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WHO oPt office
Abu Obaida Ibn El Jarrah Street, 10
P.O. Box 54812
Jerusalem
via Israel
Phone number: +972 (0) 540 0595
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