Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC)
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1955, as Standing Advisory Committee for Medical Research in the British Caribbean (SAC). Became Commonwealth Caribbean Medical Research Council (CCMRC) in 1972 per agreement by the U-XS6313 - Conference of Ministers Responsible for Health. Present name adopted 1998. Together with H-XE9766 - Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), H-XE1652 - Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), H-XD0213 - Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) and H-XF9935 - CARPHA Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL), replaced by E-XJ1503 - Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Jul 2011.
Promote, support, facilitate and coordinate health research in the Caribbean; help disseminate the findings; advise and work with Caribbean governments and other stakeholders on health research matters.
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Council comprises: (i) Chairman; (ii) Chief Medical Officers of the Commonwealth Caribbean who are the core of Council's membership; (iii) members who represent organizations which support health research in the area, including: D-XD4579 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Medical Research Council (MRC); F-XF7988 - University of the West Indies (UWI); (iv) elected members who are distinguished scientists; (v) observers, representing organizations which are involved or have interest in health research in the Caribbean, including: H-XE9766 - Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC); H-XD0213 - Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI); H-XD3902 - Caribbean Public Health Association (CARIPHA); G-XN3596 - John E Fogarty International Center (FIC); E-XE3060 - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Tropical Medicine Research Institution, Jamaica; E-XE4636 - UWI Medical Alumni Association (UWIMAA); C-XC0376 - Commonwealth Secretariat; F-XF3468 - Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED). Administration: Scientific and Management Committee, comprising Director and 6 Scientific Secretaries.
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