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WHO/PAHO Objectives

The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre to Advance the Policy on Research for Health is an interprofessional, transdisciplinary collaborative centre designed to promote health equality through policy development and promotion.  Centre members work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to ensure that public health policy around the world is built on sound research and ethics. 

Centre Outputs

  • Promote research priorities and address ethical issues in public health.
  • Leverage PAHO/WHO’s knowledge management policies, tools, networks, assets, and resources to strengthen countries’ capacity to generate, share, and apply knowledge.
  • Develop comprehensive national health policies, strategies, and plans through advocacy and policy dialogue.

Centre Goals

  • Collaborate with PAHO to advance the Policy on Research for Health (Resolution CD49/10) on emerging issues through consultations and development of policies and strategies. 
  • Interface with PAHO/WHO knowledge translation platforms to advance knowledge translation and integration of research evidence with policy, prevention, and health care.
  • Seek to link regional and global policies and agendas to relevant research proposals. 
  • Contribute towards the assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of research.
  • Advance promotion and prevention programs as an essential public health function to build capacity and sustainability, examples of these programs are public health preparedness, health equality and literacy, and chronic noncommunicable disease’s associated with lifestyle.
  • Become a model institution in implementing the policy on research for health and, at PAHO/WHO’s request, jointly organize volunteer and internship programs.

For more information please visit the WHO Collaborating Centres Global Database.