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 Conference of Ministers Responsible for Health. Present name adopted 1998. Together with Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) and CARPHA Drug Testing Laboratory (CRDTL), replaced by Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), July 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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Strengthens national health research systems in the Caribbean. Developed: a Health Research Policy for the Caribbean; a Caribbean Health Research Agenda; clinical guidelines. Organizes: annual health research conference in the Caribbean; health research and related training workshops. Functions as the principal regional institution charged with providing support to the countries in the monitoring and evaluation (M and E) of national responses and the coordinated regional efforts with respect to national HIV/AIDS programmes in the Caribbean. Maintains a research grant programme.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 19 countries
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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Health Care
    • Health

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



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25. Aug 2010
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