“In the near future two thirds of the patients will be in developing and under developed countries, but with only 5% of the global resources for disease management or control”

-An Inspiration behind the birth of IRPC

Dr Jan Stjernsward MD,PhD

Former Chief, Cancer and palliative care, WHO Radiotherapy in CAncer Management: A Practical manual-WHO Publication Publisher: Chapman & Hall, Medical 1997

Dr Jan Stjernsward MD, PhD

Former Chief, Cancer and palliative care. WHO

Radiotherapy in Cancer Management: A Practical manual-WHO 

Publication Publisher: Chapman & Hall, Medical 1997




Dr Costas Giannakenas MD, PhD

Dept of Nuclear Medicine,

Regional University Hospital of Patras,
26500-Patras / Greece

The roots of IRPC spring from the necessity to counter the problems related to research in developing and underdeveloped countries. The vast majority of the population of this planet are living in the erstwhile Third World, as are the majority of undiagnosed, or at best under diagnosed, cases of serious diseases.

Yet only a small part of the global health care resources are channeled towards meeting these grave and demanding needs for medical and related support. Morbidity and mortality rates in most of the developing and underdeveloped countries are unproportionally very high and lives are being lost for lack of basic healthcare.

The problem is more evident in the very young and the elderly who often succumb to the advanced stages of illnesses that are easily preventable or readily curable in any developed country. These inequalities have obvious economic foundations.

Most of the struggling economies are unable to meet the demands for preventive medical practices and are equally unable to meet the cost of appropriate health care for the people. In view of all these inadequacies, medical and scientific research is understandably a matter of low priority. And although there is an increasing population of qualified scientists, many of whom are trained abroad there is a lack of such trained professionals as many follow their quest for knowledge or even their ambitions to developed countries where greater opportunities are possible. It is neither acceptably adequate nor satisfactory to be able to simply provide basic health care to the people of the under developed economies. Not when the new technologies and recent advances in disease management are readily accessible to people in developed countries. People in the developing economies have the same and even greater needs and there is a discernable urgency for immediate research strategically aimed at the endemic and demographic incidence of serious diseases characteristic of each region. But this research has to be in conjunction with the efforts being made to provide preventive as well as adequate health care for these populations.

The urgency and the needs are obvious enough but the appropriate means towards meeting these goals are yet to be secured.

These circumstances are what make the IRPC such a commendable effort. By striving to draw global attention to the many unresolved problems facing the majority of the world’s population, the IRPC is opening new frontiers and finding new approaches to meeting the challenges presented.

The Role Of IRPC

The IRPC has taken up the cause of promotion of research activities in the developed world and stands to play a pivotal role in countering the research problems in developing world by its active involvement.

The Role Of IRPC

The IRPC has taken up the cause of promotion of research activities in the developed world and stands to play a pivotal role in countering the research problems in developing world by its active involvement.

The Role Of IRPC

Through it’s international network, IRPC identifies the talents and achievements of young researchers and scientists and honour them appropriately to recognize their hard work. An efficient team of Doctors and Scientists from all over the world is dedicated to serving them.

The Involment is in:

    1. Coordinating research projects on relevant problems in the developing and under developed countries.
    2. Coordinating the activities of various agencies and the governments for the harmonius working to ensure optimum standard in the quantity of life for everybody irrespective of caste, creed, race and nationality.
    3. Coordinating the establishment of specialized instrumentation centers with financial aid from the developed economies.
    4. A united forum-World Scientists Forum-constituted by scientists from developed and developing countries will be formed for interaction, co-operation and mutual assistance in all matters connected with research in science and medicine, beyond the socio cultural differences and ensure healthy and optimum facilities for life.

Penetrative Roles of IRPC

  1. All branches of science and medicine


Researches in developing economies-Why are they behind?

Research in the developing economies, falls back nearly by ten years in most areas of science and health when compared to that of developed countries. While research is the backbone of science, compared to that of developed economies advancements in areas relevant to a specific country, developing or underdeveloped countries have provided it a very low priority. In the developing countries, the major obstacles facing research are:

  1. Paucity of funds and faulty channelization of available funds.
  2. Lack of production and availability of research materials such as quality controlled reagents and chemicals.
  3. The delay in getting research materials manufactured in developed countries through import.
  4. Difficulties encountered in accessing required equipments and absence of custom analysis centers.
  5. Lack of encouragement and financial support from the parent institution.
  6. Non-availability or networking of up-to-date information.
  7. Lack of advanced training to scientists
  8. Lack of financial support to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops and training programs etc.- a very serious handicap of the scientists from developing countries.
  9. Lack of acceptance and recognition.
  10. Poverty and illiteracy of the population
  11. Lack of proper transfer of technology by advanced training of scientist in major institutions, and exchange programs in institutions where related research activities have been conducted successfully with more advanced facilities
  12. Lack of job security of the scientists
  13. Other facts such as the unscientific approaches towards research by the government agencies, untimely release of funds for sanctioned and ongoing projects, erratic power supply and poor working conditions etc
  14. Lack of research and development tie-ups and activities with industries
  15. Lack of proper planning



How the council can be of help in supporting the vision.

The evolvement of our mission statement has a conclusion of several brainstorming sessions within the research community,internationall.

Our vision has also been inspired through the factual findings of the United Nations Organization (UNO)

  1. 3 out of 4 people in the least developed countries today are dying before the age of 50
  2. Health status between the Rich and the Poor becoming wider before half a century ago
  3. Increased longevity without quality of life.

Political commitment

  1. Growing interaction between the countries.
  2. Instant communication.

IRPC-Main Objective

To fight relentlessly for the social and economic development of the emerging economies by promoting research and developmental (R&D) programs in science, medicine and other related areas.

Major thrust areas

  1. To promote research activities in science and medicine
  2. To implement R&D projects in the developing and under developed economies.

Our mission objectives are also supported mainly by the international fraternity decisions.

  • Priority should be given to promote Research and Developmental activities in science and healthcare to the problems related to the emerging economies.
  • Promote the fraternity of the emerging economies by supporting research through infrastructure provisions.
  • Rehearsal motivation to researchers and scientists of developed countries to reach beyond the.international boundaries in search of genuine problems of the people of the emerging economies, which constitutes the majority of world community.
  • To propagate the council’s (IRPC) commitment to promote and encourage an international brotherhood through developing a sense of belonging, social responsibility, competitiveness and self-motivation among the leading scientists of all countries to the needs of the emerging economies.
  • IRPC expects the scientists of the world to spend part of their research activities to manage the unresolved problems of the developing economies.

 We expect the scientists from all around the globe to support the noble objectives of the council (IRPC) to bring healthcare reachable to international community of the needy