A publicly accessible and interactive space that brings together a wide network of researchers, actors and stakeholders pursuing and supporting the Arab region to achieve equity in health and wellbeing, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What We do?
Contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development agenda, especially goal number 3 and 10 in the Arab region through:
- Facilitating an open space for interactions and participation among researchers, actors and stakeholders
- Availing wide scope of resources, tools and training materials with the aim of building capacities in addressing different dimensions of health and assessing health equity
- Building effective partnerships, and learning from shared experiences
The platform focuses on equity in health and health-related SDGs. It is guided by the multilevel framing of social determinants of health, and by the SDG as a core driver of wellbeing and health. The intersection between health and other sustainable development goals is highlighted. Health-centered topics such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, communicable and non-communicable diseases, healthy aging, mental health, health information system, and universal health coverage are investigated from a wider social perspective. Addressing health and vulnerability in emergency situations, including promoting the health of migrants, refugees and displaced populations are also addressed.
Our main directions for research and shared experience are guided by general frameworks for:
- Social justice and health equity (HE)
- Social determinants of health (SDH)
Who We Are
The Social Research Center is the implementer and coordinator of the platform. Our lead organizers are Hoda Rashad, Zeinab Khadr, Sherine Shawky, Ramadan Hamed supported by a large team including Mohamed Hassan, Amr el Sayed AbdelLatief and Noha Gafar.
Our network aims at efficiently pooling together the resources and expertise of a diverse set of regional actors. Compatibility of vision and goals and complementarity of focuses and approaches are the guiding principles in our network building.
Click on the links below to read more about each member of the network and to access relevant portals, virtual platforms, or websites. Links to partners’ news, events, and tangible products are made accessible through our community section.