Assessing the state of health research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
By S A Ismail, A McDonald, E Dubois, F G Aljohani, A P Coutts, A Majeed, S Rawaf
This article was first published online on 10 May 2013 by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Online access to JRSM is free for all members of the Royal Society of Medicine. For just £24 a year members can opt to have print issues of JRSM delivered monthly.
Objectives Member states across the Eastern Mediterranean region face unprecedented health challenges, buffeted by demographic change, a dual disease burden, rising health costs, and the effects of ongoing conflict and population movements – exacerbated in the near-term by instability arising from recent political upheaval in the Middle East. However, health actors in the region are not well positioned to respond to these challenges because of a dearth of good quality health research. Read more…