The world suffered from Covid-19 due not being ready to face the worst and the lack of medical support that effected the medical researches. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a tremendous strain on sustaining the clinical research enterprise and will also likely affect key study outcomes; these effects must be considered during data analysis and interpretation. Nevertheless, the responses to the pandemic have also introduced innovations that will advance the conduct of clinical research.

Forty years ago, Archie Cochrane, in his seminal book Effectiveness and Efficiency, drew attention to the concentration of health research, and particularly clinical trials, in a very few high-income countries.

The situation has changed remarkably since, but there are still many countries where health research is virtually non-existent. These countries have, so far, received almost no attention in the international literature on health research and are overlooked by funders, who feel that they can only invest where there is sufficient existing capacity to absorb resources.

Arab countries are lagging behind in the number of original research publications, number of publications in top journals and citation frequency to name a few. The number of medical publications from Arab institutions in all 22 Arab countries between 1996 and 2012 was 76417 reports, which is equivalent to almost half that of Turkey and equal to only 4% of medical publications from United States based institutions, this lag holds true across a number of other publications that have also assessed medical research in Arab countries and found it to be lagging.

Countries around the world faced huge crises due to Covid-19, this may raise question that what would happen if there were more preparation and more knowledge about diseases and viruses? And, why till this time our knowledge is short on chronic diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’ disease, Cancer and etc.….? Will it be possible in the future to cure them?

This project will aim to:
1-Build a full capable medical research center capable of hosting and providing jobs for doctors, pharmacists, biologist…. etc.
2-Aims to improve health status and quality of care for individuals, families and communities.
3-Increase knowledge and provide important information about disease trends and risk factors
4-Increase medical researches and support that can provide and help producing cures and vaccines for different disease and viruses.
5-Encourage clinical trials for chronic diseases.

Importance of this project:

Health research has high value to society. It can provide important information about disease trends and risk factors, outcomes of treatment or public health interventions, functional abilities, patterns of care, and health care costs and use
The development of new medical treatments and cures would not happen without health research and the active role of research volunteers. Behind every discovery of a new medicine and treatment are thousands of people who were involved in health research.
Thanks to the advances in medical care and public health, we now live on average 10 years longer than in the 1960's and 20 years longer than in the 1930's. Without research, many diseases that can now be treated would cripple people or result in early death. New drugs, new ways to treat old and new illnesses, and new ways to prevent diseases in people at risk of developing them, can only result from health research



Project Location: Jordan - Amman - Naur district

Project functions;
1-Research Laboratories consists of; Wet Lab, Dry lab, Alcoves and Linear Equipment Corridor
2-Research Lab Support Consists of; Dark Room, Tissue culture, Animal holding facility, Cold Room, NMR, Lab Utility and Storage
3-Common Area Consists of; Lobby, Dinning, Kitchen, Multi purpose room
4-Conference Rooms Consists of; Conference, Seminar Room, Control Room, Catering and Stroage
5- Support areas Consists of; Loading Dock, Generator room, Electrical Room, Contaminated Waste, Storage and Boilers

Designes by: Abdullah Alkhafaji

Supervised by: Arch Yasmine Soudi

Disease Research And Control Center by Abdullah Alkhafaji in Jordan won the WA Award Cycle 38. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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