The Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute (ANAHRI) is a research organization based at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, West Bank in the Faculty of Medicine.

ANAHRI works in partnership and supports three main stakeholder groups, generating, managing and sharing information and knowledge that contribute to health promotion and disease prevention.

First established in 1997 as the Operational Research Laboratory (ORL) the Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute (ANAHRI) changed its name in 2002 to better represent the work they do.

Strategic goals

Analysis and inter-sectoral integration of data and publications to better understand the current nutrition and health situation, both in terms of practice and policy, and to utilize the findings to inform decision-makers.

ANAHRI aims to:

  • to conduct high quality research
  • to apply research findings to improve the nutrition and health of Palestinians
  • to teach the next generation of health researchers
  • to be an advocate for research and for Palestinian families

Core functions

In fulfilling its aims, ANAHRI performs the following core functions:

  • conducts pure and applied research about effective sharing of knowledge and dissemination of information, and
  • develops and provides appropriate information infrastructure to collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information and knowledge in ways that maximize uptake of the information,
  • communicates with stakeholder groups and facilitates networking between them,
  • markets ANAHRI as an innovative responsive organization aware of emerging issues, resources and ideas.

Values and principles

We work in an environment that values:

  • People — honoring achievement and encouraging dedication in a team-orientated environment
  • Excellence — performing the highest quality of health research
  • Ethics — adhering to the highest standards of health practices
  • Synergy — collaborating and sharing knowledge internally within Al-Quds, with our partners, and the broader scientific community
  • Stewardship — educating and imparting knowledge to the next generation of health researcher.

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