The executive director of the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, visited the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit on August 15, 2011.

Dr. Ghaffar has worked for more than 25 years in low and middle-income countries managing research for health systems, and teaching health policy and management. He earned his PhD in international health from Johns Hopkins, and his interest is to trigger a global movement to use evidence for improved policy and management decisions at the country level.

Members of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit were pleased to meet with Dr. Ghaffar and discuss potential collaborations.

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Dr. Abdul Ghaffar, executive director of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, and Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit.