Welcome to PAHO Research Promotion and Development, the gateway to current information on research for health serving policy-makers, health-care providers, the general public and anyone interested in using research to advance public health, equity and development.

Our program focuses on the strengthening of research for health through the dissemination and translation of knowledge, the promotion of research governance, and the monitoring of ethics and standards within research practices. Our research portal draws together information gathered from the region on these key areas of interest.




Mission: We catalyze sustainable improvements that rest on policies and practices informed by research evidence for the Americas.

Vision: A world of healthy people through the promotion and facilitation of scientific, evidence-informed and equitable policy-making and practices.

Read about our objectives.


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

Please note that there are currently no available internship positions.

For an internship in PAHO/WHO country offices, please consult and contact directly country office websites.

Why Invest in Research for Health?

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

Framework & Mandates

PAHO's Regional Policy on Research for Health offers a strategic approach to strengthen research governance and knowledge translation.

PAHO Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)

Established in 1962, the ACHR guides the PAHO Director in health research policy and programs.

Art for Research

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

PAHO/WHO Research Focal Points

PAHO has in-country representatives throughout the region. Find them in a map!


Countless partners have joined PAHO in its regional public health work.

Information Resources

A selection of resources for policy decision makers, health workers, practitioners, community workers and civil society involved in research for health.

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Dr. Luis Gabriel Cuervo,
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