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What is a Rapid Review

Rapid review is a type of knowledge synthesis in which the steps of a systematic review are streamlined or accelerated to produce evidence in a shortened time frame. Its timely and affordable approach provides actionable and relevant evidence to strengthen health policy and systems.

Purpose of this platform

This is a platform to promote the utilisation of rapid review outcomes in health system decision making.
This avenue also enables stakeholders and policymakers who are in need for quick information pertinent to health systems as well as the public to access information pertaining to the progress and outcomes for ongoing and completed rapid review projects.

OUR SERVICES

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PROJECTS & NEWS

Learning Resources

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Our team consists of members from different specialties who are passionate and experienced in health systems research. Many of us are among the leading researchers in health systems research in Malaysia.

Director of IHSR

Director of IHSR

Dr. Nor Izzah Binti HJ AHMAD SHAUKI
Advisor of MAera


Sondi SARARAKS
Sondi SARARAKS - Project Director - Guides MAera operations and strategic planning - Source of quirky ideas and innovation
Shakirah binti MD. SHARIF
Shakirah binti MD. SHARIF - Chief of Mission - MAera administrator and main technical liaison officer
Nur Balqis Zahirah binti ALI
Nur Balqis Zahirah binti ALI - Co-chief Lead - Applicant for ERA platform establishment, liaison officer for WHO contract
Fun Weng Hong
Weng Hong FUN - Postmortem team leader - Designs innovator for platform monitoring and evaluation
Anis Syakira binti JAILANI
Anis Syakira binti JAILANI - Postmortem team Co- leader - Designer and supervisor for platform monitoring and evaluation
KONG Yuke Lin
KONG Yuke Lin - Convener - Designs innovator for platform monitoring and evaluation
Zen Yang ANG
Zen Yang ANG - Liaison Officer - Designs innovator for platform monitoring and evaluation
Nabil bin SHAFIEE
Nabil bin SHAFIEE - Information Specialist - MAera liaison for information search
Mohd Shah bin ABU KASSIM
Mohd Shah bin ABU KASSIM - Information Specialist - MAera liaison for information search
Norbaiti binti MUSTAFFA KAMAL
Norbaiti binti MUSTAFFA KAMAL - Administrative expert

Frequently Asked Questions

icon WHAT DO WE DO?

We use the rapid review method to address urgent evidence needs for policy / decision making in the domain of health systems. This platform enables us to:

  1. Conduct rapid reviews.
  2. Disseminate and share experiences and lessons learnt.
  3. Foster awareness and use of rapid reviews.

icon HOW DO WE WORK?

  1. By commission. We perform rapid reviews by engaging stakeholders iteratively to inform research findings and obtain feedback.
  2. By collaboration. We conduct rapid reviews by directly involving stakeholders in the process (i.e. stakeholders are part of the research team).
  3. By building capacity. We provide rapid reviews methodology training which build stakeholders’ capacity to conduct rapid review.

icon WHO INITIATED THE MAera PLATFORM?

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (an international partnership hosted by the World Health Organization) put up a call for establishment of a platform to support decision making in health systems. IHSR bid and won funding for the establishment of this platform in Malaysia.

In the platform establishment process, we received technical assistance from Toronto TAC ERA team under Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute St. Michael's Hospital Unity Health Toronto until June 2020.

icon HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US?

Get in touch with us through email: maera@moh.gov.my or telephone +603-3362 8224. Alternatively, if you have any request, please submit it using the following link.

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Get in Touch with Us

Institute for Health Systems Research
(Institut Penyelidikan Sistem Kesihatan) 

Blok B2, Kompleks Institut Kesihatan Negara (NIH)
No.1, Jalan Setia Murni U13/52,
Seksyen U13 Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Email: maera@moh.gov.my
Telephone : +6 03 3362 8224