National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice

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National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice
National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice Logo.png
Abbreviation NGCEBHP
Motto Best Evidence for Best Practice
Formation March 2004; 13 years ago (2004-03)
Purpose Educational
Location
Coordinates 24°45′20″N 46°51′16″E / 24.7554345°N 46.8544691°E / 24.7554345; 46.8544691
Region served
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
General Supervisor
Bandar al Knawy
Director
Haya Al Fozan
Co-Director
Mazen Ferwana
Secretary General
Mahmoud El Barbary
Website www.ngcebm.org

The National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice has been established with the initiative of Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer of National Guard Health Affairs, and with the support of former chief executive, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabiah in March 2004. The center is recognized by the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Ministers of Health as a reference to evidence-based medicine (EBM) in Saudi Arabia and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). The center is an affiliated center to Evidence Based Clinical Practice Group in McMaster University, Canada. This group is led by Gordon Guyatt. It is also a collaborating centre to The Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Health care, in the University of Adelaide, Australia. The center works in contact, coordination and collaboration with the National EBM committee, GCC Ministers of Health Executive Office, Arabian Gulf University EBM Center, Bahrain, University of Sharjah EBM center, United Arab Emirates, and Sultan Qaboos University EBM Center, Oman.

Mission[edit]

Promoting the concept and practice of evidence-based medicine in Saudi Arabia and in the GCC countries.

Vision[edit]

To provide appropriate and high quality evidence-based research for healthcare professionals and decision makers throughout Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries. And playing a pivotal role in the production and dissemination of such evidence in all areas of health care.

Motto[edit]

Best Evidence for Best Practice

Working Groups[edit]

The centre works with a number of local health centers and universities groups in Saudi Arabia, in addition to abroad working relationships with a number of universities and specialized centers in the field of evidence-based medicine:

During the year 2009 NGCEBHP implemented 50 courses and workshops in the field of evidence-based medicine, attended by over 3,000 participants.

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