World Report on Knowledge for Better Health
The sources for data and information in the report are given on the World Report on Knowledge for Better Health website at www.who.int/rpc/wr2004. This includes information sources for quotations, the “Interesting numbers” featured at the beginning of each chapter, terms listed in the glossary and a full list of contributors to the report. Sources for tables, figures, and boxes are given under each item.
The web site also contains links to additional background documents that provided additional inputs to the Report. The following documents are available:
- Report from a Partners Forum meeting in London, United Kingdom (April 27–28, 2004).
- Reports and publications from the Task Force on Health Systems Research Priorities and the Task Force on Knowledge Access and Sharing.
- Reports from regional consultations convened to obtain inputs for the report (March–May, 2004).
- Report from a meeting on macroeconomic stability and scaling-up of aid to combat HIV/AIDS in low-income countries (London, June 22, 2004).
- Report from a consultation with NGOs on health system research priorities (Durban, South Africa, June 12, 2004).
- Report from a consultation with senior government policy-makers on the use of evidence in policy-making (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 16–17, 2004).
- Report from a workshop on research priorities in human resources for health (Cape Town, South Africa, September 6–8, 2004).
- Evidence gaps matrices prepared by WHO departments involved in key MDG areas (maternal health, child health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria).
- A report entitled Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities Related to Health as Reflected in the Millennium Project’s Task Force Documents (by Margarita Hurtado).
- History of health systems research in WHO (by Yvo Nuyens).
- Selected key publications in various academic journals.
- Essential reading list for Chapter 3 of the report on health research systems.
- Other relevant documents.
In addition, several related publications will also become available at the time of the official release of the report:
- WHO Bulletin Special Issue on the theme of Bridging the Know-do Gap in Global Health (October, 2004).
- Collected series of articles in the Lancet on health research and health systems research.
- British Medical Journal special issue on Learning from Developing Countries.
- Strengthening Health Systems: The role and promise of policy and systems research, Geneva, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, 2004. This is a biennial review of health systems research.
- The Global Forum Update on Research for Health 2005. Geneva, Global Forum for Health Research, 2004. This publication consists of a collection of short articles from a wide range of people around the world, providing their views on the whole field of health research for development and closing the 10/90 gap.
- Van Damme W et al. Health systems research and INCO-DEV: Lessons for the future. Preliminary report of Expert Team meeting, Brussels, February 9–13, 2004. (Full report to be published by the end of 2004).