Learn more about our origins

Since 2002, we began with the creation of a master's degree and today we are a globally recognized Institute.

Vision. Transformation. Leadership

The Institute of Clinical and Health Effectiveness (IECS) is a leading research institution in Latin America, with a track record of more than 20 years in generating and promoting the best scientific evidence to improve global health. Founded in the late 90s by a group of prominent health professionals in Argentina, the IECS has evolved from a master's degree in Clinical Effectiveness to become a multifaceted organization committed to the production and application of knowledge to solve problems. health priorities.

90 years

Foundation and Vision

A group of health professionals in Argentina initiated the vision of a master's degree in Clinical Effectiveness, inspired by a Harvard graduate degree. This vision laid the foundation for the nonprofit institution known today as the Institute of Clinical and Health Effectiveness (IECS).

2000 years

Diversification and Recognition

The IECS grew exponentially, establishing itself as a Cochrane Center Collaborator and member of INAHTA, global initiatives for public health research and health technology assessment.

2010 years

Expansion and Contribution

The institution diversified its focuses throughout the 2010s, addressing areas such as maternal and child health, chronic diseases, and pediatric palliative care.


21st Century: Continuous Innovation

In the current decade, the IECS has further strengthened its impact, establishing specialized units in statistics, data management, information systems, communication and health policies.


Legacy and Commitment

Today, after more than two decades, the IECS has coordinated hundreds of projects in several countries, published thousands of scientific articles and has established itself as a leader in the generation of scientific evidence to improve global health.


A Future of Contribution

The history of the IECS reflects a constant dedication to applied research and finding effective solutions to health challenges. We remain committed to developing and implementing the best scientific evidence to achieve more efficient and equitable health systems.