Human Link is a Lebanese based non-governmental organization, founded in 2014 by a multidisciplinary team of scientists and experts in the fields of human development, engineering, and public health, with a common goal of “research advancing knowledge”.
Human Link’s mission is to design and conduct scientific research and projects in the fields of bio-medicine, public health, environment, economy, and human development aimed at improving global knowledge and enhancing local population livelihoods.
Human Link adopts the One-Health philosophy that links human, animal, and environmental health. At the heart of this philosophy is the notion that a healthy environment leads to healthier humans and healthier animals. It aims at reducing the burden of diseases affecting humans through unhealthy animals and unhealthy environment. At the same time, it aims at reducing the burden on the environment exerted by humans and animals.
Human Link researchers are among the few who conducted bird flu research in Lebanon and are providing technical support for avian and swine influenza research in the USA and Europe.
Human Link researchers and engineers have been involved in various development and environmental projects in Lebanon including irrigation, agricultural roads and waste water recycling.
Human Link achieves its mission through partnership and collaboration with several research institutes, NGOs and academic institutions such as:
- St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (USA)
- National Research Centre (Egypt)
- The Royal Society for The Conservation of Nature (Jordan)
- Nature Link (Tunisia)
- Animal Encounter (Lebanon)
- University of Texas (USA)
- EcoHealth Alliance (USA)
- World Health Organization
Human Link is contracted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct influenza and coronavirus research in the Middle East under the umbrella of the NIH’s Centers for Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS).
Human Link collaborates with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on the Ecology of Animal Influenza Viruses based at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Human Link is currently working with the WHO to prepare a guidance Document for developing pandemic preparedness plans for the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Human Link has the expertise to provide technical consultations and project management and logistics in the following fields:
- Biosafety and Biosecurity
- Points Of Entry
- Radiation Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health