Health research institutional mapping: an Eastern Mediterranean Regional perspective Academic Article uri icon

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  • BACKGROUND: Research-conducive environments are mandatory for planning, implementing and translating research findings into evidence-informed health policies. AIM: This study aimed at comprehensive situation analysis of health research institutions in the Region. METHODS: We collected data on: institutional characteristics, research scope, capacity building, ethics, governance and resources. RESULTS: We contacted 575 institutions, of which, 223 (38.8%) responded, indicating that they conducted population research (82%). Reported studies were mostly in medicine, public health and epidemiology, while reported capacity building mainly focused on scientific writing (20.6%), research proposal writing (18%) and quantitative research methods (17%). Most institutions reported having collaborating partners (82%) - predominantly national (77%). Sixty-four percent of institutions received their own funding, with 48% reporting always having access to national databases. CONCLUSION: Governments in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and international funding agencies are called upon to support health research production through increasing allocated support and capacity building in health research.


  • El-Jardali, Fadi
  • Mandil, Ahmed
  • El Jardali, Fadi
  • El Feky, Samar
  • Nour, Mohamed
  • Al Abbar, Mazen
  • Bou Karroum, Lama

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  • February 1, 2018