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The Research Promotion and Development unit's Research Interest Group (RIG) is an informal and collegial discussion space fostering the exchange of information about research needs and interests. It is a space for discussing challenges, best practices, and novel ideas in research. Aimed towards inspiring innovation and collaboration in PAHO's work, the group seeks to tap into the network of diverse knowledge and experiences, both individual and collective, represented by PAHO staff.

Meetings are held in PAHO headquarters and open to PAHO staff only. For more information or this month's agenda, contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Did you miss past RIG meetings? Here are some topics from previous discussions. Don't miss the next one!

November 11, 2010. Topic: Stem Cell Research by Dr. John Tisdale. Elluminate link to the recording (English only). Youtube link to the recording (English only).

October 10, 2010. Topic: What Researchers Owe Research Participants- A Conversation on Ethics by Dr. Carla Saenz. Elluminate link to the recording (Spanish only).

August 4, 2010. Topic: Research priorities in Eduador- First International Research Interest Group. Elluminate link to the recording (Spanish only). 

June 17, 2010. Topic: How to promote the sharing of knowledge and best practices among PAHO's programs, in order to translate research into practice?

April 19, 2010. Topic: Data collection and analysis: Successes and Challenges.

March 25, 2010. Topic:  What research do you support, promote, and need to accomplish your goals?


What's New

Who We Are

Our objectives, mission and vision

Why Invest in Research for Health?

A series of case studies examining the benefits of investment in research for health.


Framework & Mandates

Policy on Research for Health (abridged)
The 49th Directing Council approved PAHO’s Regional Policy on Research for Health which offers a strategic approach to strengthen research governance and knowledge translation.

PAHO Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)

Art for Research

Images that illustrate how research has quietly but consistently contributed to development.


PAHO/WHO Research Focal Points

PAHO has in-country representation throughout the region. Use the map provided to find the contact information for each PAHO focal point.


To read about internship opportunities in research at different PAHO entities, read testimonials from former interns, or apply, visit our internship section.

Contact us: in PAHO/HQ:; in the countries: list of focal points

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