Archive for category: Director’s Corner

The Real Grand Challenge for Development

Categories:Director's Corner

“Institutions in Africa, Latin America and Asia outcompete the USA and Europe in access to research and innovation grants that focus on their own development” Last week, I received this email: “On July 31, 2013, Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development announced 22 Round 3 award nominees from a pool of 53 finalists – innovators […]

Read more

A Human Right to Science

Categories:Director's Corner

In a recent edition of Science Magazine, Audrey Chapman and Jessica Wyndham published an opinion article with the title: “A Human Right to Science”. (Science, vol 340, 14 June 2013, p 1291). Needless to say that I regret the policy of Science to charge for access to such crucial reviews, but I am glad it […]

Read more

COHRED supports IAMP’s Call for Action: Strengthening Health Research Capacity

Categories:Director's Corner

COHRED has proud to be a member of an working group which developed a new IAMP document: “A Call for Action to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries”.  This document was unanimously approved by the expert working group chaired by IAMP Co-chair Jo Ivey Boufford, ex Treasurer of the COHRED Board. I was […]

Read more

COHRED makes statement to the 66th World Health Assembly on the financing and co-ordination of health research

Categories:Director's Corner

COHRED made a strong plea to the 66th World Health Assembly on the 24th of May. Member states were considering whether or not to pass a resolution to progress the work of the Consultative Expert’s Working Group on the financing and co-ordination of R&D.  COHRED reminded the assembly that must also be paid to strengthening […]

Read more

COHRED submits strong statement to the UN’s ECOSOC meeting on science, technology and innovation…

Categories:Director's Corner

COHRED submits strong plea to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting to be held from 1-5 July 2013. This particular meeting includes a session on the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR). The theme for the AMR segment will focus on “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and […]

Read more

Investments into health are crucial for healthier people and healthier economies…

Categories:Director's Corner

In April 2012 in Cape Town, a range of actors, leaders and influencers came together for Forum 2012 and made a clear case for considerations concerning – research and innovation for – health within the context of ‘beyond aid’. The Forum made it clear that by focusing on building research and innovation systems in low […]

Read more

Boosting research and innovation for Health in the new Arab world….

Categories:Director's Corner

Science and technology, research, development and innovation are key drivers of progress in health, education and socio-economic growth. Investments in research and innovation have formed the backbone of economic development in both high-income and low- and middle-income countries. The Arab spring is a major historical event in the Middle East. Millions, in the Arab world, […]

Read more

Consortium formed to support low-and middle-income country efforts on fair research contracts…

Categories:Director's Corner

Bellagio, Italy – Between the 22nd and 26th of October 2012, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, held a meeting on fair research contracts and contracting in research for health. At the three-day meeting, held at the Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy, participants kick-started the process of identifying practical steps […]

Read more

COHRED joins hands with researchers, partners, policymakers and civil society to spur fair research contracts…

Categories:Director's Corner

The growing volume of research in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is welcome[1], but it also brings with it a number of new challenges for research institutions and government departments dealing with research in LMICs[2]. The necessity for LMIC institutions to have access to the legal resources and capacities to negotiate fair partnerships with their funding […]

Read more

COHRED joins consortium for supporting EU-Africa research…

Categories:Director's Corner

In July 2012, government officials from Africa and Europe came together with global experts in research for health, food security and climate change in Mombasa, Kenya. The purpose of the meeting, which ran from 16-21 July, was not only to review the work of an existing Africa-EU science and technology partnership, CAAST-Net, but also to […]

Read more
© Copyright 2011 | Disclaimer | Sitemap