Institute for Health Policy - Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Through the Institutional Review Board (IRB) IHP will ensure ethical standards stipulated by the Helsinki Declaration are adhered to in all research carried out by the institute. National and international research is undertaken by the institute. In case of international research, approval of an Ethical Review Committee (ERC) of the sponsoring country will be a mandatory requirement. Where the sponsoring country is not included the reasons for same and the relevance of the study to participating countries will need clarification.
Respect for human rights and gender sensitivity will be areas of prime concern and issues related to informed consent, sensitive subject matters, confidentiality and privacy will be accorded due prominence by the IRB. Dr. Reggie Perera Senior Fellow IHP chairs the IRB, whose membership include Prof. Nimal Attanayake - Head Department of Economics of University of Colombo, Dr. Sarath Samarage – National Consultant WHO Sri Lanka office, Dr. Wimal Karandagoda – Director Medical Services, Lanka Hospitals and Dr. A.T.P.L. Abeykoon – Senior Fellow IHP.
Health Officials Study Sri Lanka's Maternal and Child Mortality Reduction
Sri Lanka's achievements in achieving rapid and sustained
reductions in maternal and child mortality provide a potential model
for other developing countries. Working with MoH counterparts, IHP organised
a tailored programme of visits for senior Chinese health leaders to
learn first hand about the Sri Lankan experience.
incidence of government health spending in Asian countries
Work by the Equitap consortium, led by IHP, has revealed
how well different Asian health systems perform in protecting the poor.
In its latest publication in the World Bank Economic Review, Equitap
analyzes the incidence of government health spending in different countries,
finding that in a few such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Hong Kong, government
spending is pro-poor. >>More...