COHRED Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health

24-27 August 2015 | Manila, Philippines

The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) will be held 24-27 August in Manila, Philippines. Hosted by The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Health and Philippine Department of Science and Technology, Forum 2015 will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity and development. This includes high-level representatives from government, business, non-profits, international organizations, academic and research institutions and social entrepreneurs among others.

As world leaders shift their focus to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, increased understanding of the impact of research and innovation on health is of critical importance. Scientific research and innovation has transformative effects on not only health outcomes, but also on national economic growth and sustainable development. Forum 2015 provides a platform where low and middle income countries take prime position in defining the global health research agenda, in presenting solutions and in creating effective partnerships for action.

On 26 August, the Alliance will be presenting a session on Strengthening the capacity for health systems research to enhance the effectiveness of medical and technological innovations and will be sharing the findings from its work on Fund flows to LMICs for health policy and systems research. The results from this study on fund flows will contribute to the eagerly anticipated "Monitoring the Field of Health Policy and Systems Research" report being launched in 2016.

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