Research for Health Africa programme shares learning on strengthening research and innovation systems with Forum 2012 participants…

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Researchers, policy makers, partners and representatives of COHRED that participated in the Research for Health Africa (R4HA) satellite session at Forum 2012 on the 23rd of April 2012. R4HA is an initiative aimed at strengthening the governance of research and innovation for health in Africa and is supported by a four-year grant from the Government of the Netherlands. The programme focuses on the creation of practical tools and methods that countries can use to optimise research governance, which include institutional mapping, establishing national priorities and policies and developing web-based research management information systems. Initial focus is on the countries of Tanzania, Mozambique and Senegal. 

You can also access / download a cross section of the photos from Forum 2012 and other COHRED photos by going to our photo gallery page on Flickr and also on Picasa


Forum 2012 interview with Hassen Mshinda of COSTECH  – on working with COHRED, and research and innovation in Tanzania

Forum 2012 interview with Hon. Makame M. Mbarawa, Minister of Science, Communications and Technology, Tanzania – on investing in research and innovation for sustainable development

Dr Samba Cor Sarr
Dr. Samba Cor Sarr, du Ministère de la Santé Sénégalais, parle de son partenariat avec COHRED, et de l’importance du Forum 2012 par rapport aux débats sur le dépassement de l’aide au développement.
Dr. Samba Cor Sarr talks about his partnership with COHRED and the importance of the Forum 2012 in relation to the ‘Beyond Aid’ debate.

Nilsa de Deus
Nilsa de Deus do Instituto Nacional de Saúde fala sobre o principal papel de sua instituição em investigação em saúde e também enfatiza a relevância da inovação e da transição para um cenário auto sustentável no desenvolvimento de Moçambique.
Nilsa de Deus from the National Institute of Health speaks about the main role of her institution in health research and also emphasizes the relevance of innovation and the transition to a new self sustainable scenario in Mozambique’s development.


To see more R4HA related videos, go to and search for ‘cohredgroup channel’