Moving beyond aid to set the global health agenda – SciDev.Net


Beverly Peterson Stearns

12 January 2012 | EN

An international meeting aims to shake up donor−recipient relations in a quest for more enduring health gains, reports Beverly Petersen Stearns.

This year, a well-known international meeting on global health research will adopt a provocative new theme.

The subtitle of Forum 2012, the successor to the conferences organised by the former Global Forum for Health Research, will be ‘Beyond Aid’.

No longer will the conference focus mainly on the use of funds from traditional donors and funders of health research in Europe and North America to improve the developing world’s morbidity and mortality statistics.

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