National & Gulf Center for Evidence Based Health Practice
The National Center for Evidence Based Health Practices (NGCEBHP) seeks to enhance the University's role in the field of scientific research. This Center was established with the initiative of his Excellency The current CEO Dr. Bandar Al Knawy and the support of his Excellency (former CEO of NGHA) Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah in March 2004.
NGCEBHP is officially recognized by the GCC ministers of Health as an Evidence Based Health Practice referral center for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. A decree issued with this recognition during the 57th meeting held in Geneva on 19th of May 2004 (Decree 6 item 3).
NGCEBHP aims to promote the concept & practice of evidence-based medicine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in the GCC countries.
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:
*King Saud University
*King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
*Armed Forces Hospital
*Saudi Society of Physiotherapy
*Saudi German Hospital
*Working group on evidence-based medicine in Jeddah, Madinah and Taif, Al-Ahsa
*EBM center at the Arabian Gulf University
*EBM center at Sultan Qaboos University
*University of Sharjah
*GCC Ministers of Health Executive Office
*EBM Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean - Cairo
*Evidence Health Center in University of Alberta - Canada.
*The Joanna Briggs Institute - Australia
*McMaster University - Canada
During the year 2009 NGCEBHP implemented 50 courses and workshops in the field of evidence-based medicine, attended by over 3,000 participants.