Civil Society Organisations
In many countries, a weak link in the health research system is between population needs and the research and policy-making processes. COHRED works with civil society organisations and community groups to find ways to bring real population needs into the research and policy processes.If you are a civil society organisation (CSO), we can:
- Provide input to your work from the perspective of research for health and innovation.
- Give examples of how civil society organisations successfully engage in the research for health process in other countries.
- Link you with the emerging community of ‘CSOs in research for health’.
International and Multilateral Organisations
International and multilateral organisations in the health and research fields are primarily responsible for setting norms, standards and working directly with countries, through ministries. As a strategic partner, COHRED can provide your programme with broader reach in countries – for example, with research institutions, civil society, community groups or the media – and can support the practical implementation of international strategies standards or agreements, at country level.
Current examples of this work include:
- Facilitating a consultative process with African countries to help them put into action the Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights.
- Working with countries as part of the Yaounde Process to help define national needs for health innovation.
- Producing original research to present scenarios and a framework they countries can use to set national strategies for health, innovation and technology transfer for medicines.