Follow-up to the 1st Latin American Conference in Research and Innovation for Health. Havana, Cuba, November 2009.

This report charts activities and progress toward development of national health research systems in Latin America, in a process started by COHRED, PAHO and other partners in 2008, and in which all countries in Latin America participated..

The process looks at strengthening of national health research systems in the region, human resources for health research, financing of health research, knowledge transfer and translation. It summarises the presentations and discussions provided by participations in this follow up meeting in Cuba, November 2009..

Final meeting report (download pdf version / download Portugues pdf version)
Presentation by Dr. Jackie Alger on the current situation of NHRS in 14 countries of the region (view video)

* Executive Committee: Adolfo Álvarez Bravo (qepd) (Ministry of Health, Cuba), Francisco Becerra-Posada (COHRED), Luis Gabriel Cuervo (PAHO/WHO), Sylvia de Haan (COHRED), Charles Gardner (Global Forum), Moisés Goldbaum (Sao Paulo University, Brazil), Michelle Jimenez (The Wellcome Trust), Gabriela Montorzi (COHRED), Sylvie Olifson-Houriet (Global Forum), Norka Ruiz-Bravo (PAHO/WHO).