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PAHO/WHO wants to inspire Cochrane reviewers to address key public health and health systems research questions through the development of systematic reviews that provide helpful conclusions, have robust methods, and address topics deemed as a priority to the governments of the Americas. These key questions motivated the following prizes to recognize systematic reviews and protocols relevant to the Health Agenda for the Americas 2008-2017. Prizes were announced during the Cochrane-Campbell Colloquium in Keystone, Colorado. Congratulations to all finalists and awardees of this prize.  Link to article.


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
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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