Welcome to IHBR

The Institute for Health Behavioural Research (IHBR) has established beneficial research collaboration, both within and without the Ministry of Health Malaysia. In the effort to enhance the knowledge and capability for research, the establishment of a meaningful smart partnership would enables more credible and quality research to be carried out.

This year IHBR conducted several researches where it was the Principal Investigators. The Malaysian school-based Student Health Survey (MSHS) is one of the researches carried out by the Institute. MSHS is an adapted research from the Global school-based Student Health Survey. It is a collaborative surveillance project designed to help countries measure and assess the behavioural risk factors and protective factors in 10 key areas among young people aged 13 to 15 years. The MSHS is relatively a low-cost school based survey which uses a self-administered questionnaire to obtained data on young people’s health behavior and protective factor related to the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children and adults worldwide. Malaysia is adopting this study started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess young people at the age of 13-17 years for the same purpose.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a network of Ministry of Health (MOH) research institutes. NIH is consisting of 6 institutes which are:

  • Institute for Health Behavioural Research (IHBR)

  • Institute for Medical Research (IMR)

  • Institute for Public Health (IPH)

  • Institute for Health System Research (IHSR)

  • Institute for Health Management (IHM)

  • Clinical Research Centre (CRC)