COHRED programmes provide support and capacity building to countries for strong national health research systems. This includes:
- facilitation of meetings and expert consultations,
- synthesis of learning,
- research and studies to produce new evidence, and
- advocating to inform practice and to change thinking on research for health – always from a country perspective.
Initiatives are created between COHRED and partners to share expertise, enable capacity building between countries and examine new topics. COHRED leads some initiatives while others are collaborations, governed by joint decision making between partners.