Qatar Genome Program (QGP) serves as the national platform at which all local stakeholders can meet and contribute in a way that would assure best utilization of resources and prevent duplication of efforts. QGP vision is based on several building blocks that extends into various areas including the production and drafting of foundational literature that would cover all areas related moral, ethical and regulatory issues related to the implementation of precision medicine at a national level.
In a collaboration between QGP, Qatar Biobank QBB and the Ministry of Public Health, ethico-legal guidelines were drafted to govern genomic research in Qatar. The document constitutes a national umbrella for all related activities in genomics in Qatar.
In collaboration with the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), QGP worked on producing several documents in past years including:
- Genomics in the Gulf Region and Islamic Ethics
- Precision Medicine: A Global Action Plan for Impact
- The Future of Medicine; Healthcare Innovation through Precision Medicine
We have also taken part in global forums that focus on such areas: