Global Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement

Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is when patients and/or members of the public are actively involved in carrying out research. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health is committed to PPI and engagement.

Our work is founded on the belief that women should be involved in all ventures that affect the healthcare they receive – including research. Our research aims to embed the principles of involvement and engagement, and we work with many organisations to ensure that we reach a large and diverse demographic of women. 

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam

Joint Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women's Health

“Our research has a direct impact on the health of mothers and their babies globally. This can only be achieved if we listen to the voices of parents as well as the communities at all stages”

Find out more about our work through exploring our pages linked below. Includes information about future public events and recordings of previous ones, resources such easy-to-understand infographics about our research, case studies of people we have worked with and information about how you can also get involved.



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