About G-I-N Arab
Welcome to the G-I-N Arab Regional Community web pages. With the movement towards evidence-based health care and accreditation of health care institutions, many of the Arab countries have become increasingly interested in clinical practice guidelines as the way to provide evidence-based health care and thereby satisfying the accreditation standards. G-I-N, as the international body that connects all guidelines developers, implementers, researchers, students and other stakeholders, has a pivotal role to play in pushing forwards this guideline activity throughout the region.
The Arab states occupy an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast.The Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million people, with over half under 25 years of age. The 22 Arab countries (members of the Arab league) in alphabetical order are: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Despite the similarities and differences in the disease morbidity patterns and health care systems in these countries, the use of clinical practice guidelines has never been a feature in the delivery of health care resulting in a wide variation of practice.
New opportunities are opening up for supporting guidelines activities in general and G-I-N in particular; such as collaborating with WHO-EMRO in supporting regional activities related to adaptation of clinical practice guidelines using G-I-N’s well-established tools.
Aims and Objectives of the Regional Community
- Provide a network for Arab guideline users, developers, and other stakeholders
- To form partnerships and discuss regional guideline issues.
- Enhance and promote relationships between G-I-N and the Arab guideline community.
- Collaborate with regional and international clinical guidelines stake-holders in order to facilitate local adaptation of guidelines.
- Provide an ongoing framework for ensuring that important research findings are translated into appropriate policies and practice.
- Expand the G-I-N membership by engaging individuals and organisations in the Arab world.
- Interact with G-I-N groups to encourage feedback and avoid duplicating efforts. Organise and promote regional events and an annual satellite conference that is non-competitive with the annual G-I-N conference.
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of evidence-based guideline development, adaptation, dissemination, and implementation in the Arab world.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
- Annual work plan that lists goals/objectives, specifying for each the (a) expected outcome(s) or deliverable(s), (b) deadline(s) for completion, and (c) cost(s)
- Keep the membership updated on activities via dedicated section of the G-I-N website and the newsletter, enGINe
- Reports by the group leader, in writing, to the Board at least twice annually, once in time for inclusion in the Annual Report
- Notes of all meetings/teleconferences sent to all members of group and executive office
- Record any conflicts of interests for the steering group