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About GIN Arab


Welcome to the GIN 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. GIN, 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 GIN in particular; such as collaborating with WHO-EMRO in supporting regional activities related to adaptation of clinical practice guidelines using GIN’s well-established tools.

Aims and Objectives of the Regional Community

  1. Provide a network for Arab guideline users, developers, and other stakeholders
  2. To form partnerships and discuss regional guideline issues.
  3. Enhance and promote relationships between GIN and the Arab guideline community.
  4. Collaborate with regional and international clinical guidelines stake-holders in order to facilitate local adaptation of guidelines.
  5. Provide an ongoing framework for ensuring that important research findings are translated into appropriate policies and practice.
  6. Expand the GIN membership by engaging individuals and organisations in the Arab world.
  7. Interact with GIN 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 GIN conference.
  8. Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of evidence-based guideline development, adaptation, dissemination, and implementation in the Arab world.
  9. To disseminate the culture of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) adaptation and implementation via workshops in an effort to teach its methodologies and tools.


Progress made to date includes:

  • The group succeeded in convincing one of the Hospitals in the Ministry of health (MOH) to have organisational membership with GIN and conducted several workshops there to teach how to use GIN to access CPGs.
  • Last year we finished a proposal to set-up a National EBHC centre and developed a conceptual framework for this project.
  • The group is working with MISK foundation at National level in order to collaborate with GIN to enhance the culture of CPGs adaptation & implementations.


 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 GIN 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


To find out more about joining the GIN Arab Regional Community please email



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