Research policy

World Report on Knowledge for Better Health


AHPSR Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
ART Antiretroviral therapy
BIREME Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information
BRAC Formerly known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
BSE Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
CIAR Canadian Institute of Advanced Research
CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research
DALY Disability adjusted life years
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
DOTS Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course strategy
ENHR Essential National Health Research
GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GDP Gross domestic product
HEN Health Evidence Network
HINARI Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative
HMN Health Metrics Network
HRH Human resources for health
HRP UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction
HRSA Health Research System Analyses (initiative)
IMCI Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
INAHTA International Network of Agencies on Health Technology Assessment
INCLEN International Clinical Epidemiology Network
INDEPTH International Network for the Continuous Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in Developing Countries
ISI Institute for Scientific Information
ISC International Scientific Cooperation programme
ISRCTN International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number MDGs Millennium Development Goals
NCD Noncommunicable disease
NGO Nongovernmental organization
NHA National health accounts
NICE National Institute for Clinical Excellence
OECD Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation
ORT Oral rehydration therapy
PLoS Public Library of Science
PLWA People living with AIDS
PMTCT Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS
PPP Public-private partnerships
R&D Research and development
REACH Research Agency Collaborative for Global Health
RHL Reproductive Health Library
RICYT Ibero-American and Inter-American Network on Science and Technology Indicators
S&T Science and technology
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online
TDR UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
TEHIP Tanzania Essential Health Interventions Project
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
WHO World Health Organization