The Institute of Community and Public Health faculty (Rita Giacaman, Weeam Hammoudeh and Abdullatif Husseini) are now part of a regional project entitled: Research for Health in Conflict'.
As part of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme for 2017-2019, a new collaboration was initiated between Birzeit University and Mary Immaculate College (MIC), University of Limerick, Ireland. In October 2017, Birzeit University received the first Irish visitor, Dr. Elaine Murtagh. During her visit Dr. Murtagh met Dr. Amir Khalil, the head of the International Relations Office, where he gave an overview of Birzeit University's operations.
The Eighth Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) conference “Health of Palestinians Inside and Outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory” was held on March 15 and 16, 2017 at Birzeit University. The conference was organized and hosted by the Institute of Community and Public Health in collaboration with the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance steering group.