The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 aims to identify solutions to the world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation. In particular, this year’s Forum aims to provide a truly unique opportunity for low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their voice in shaping the global health research agenda.
Forum 2015 seeks to facilitate partnerships across sectors and regions, allowing all stakeholders working to improve health, equity and development to come to new understandings of current and future challenges and find appropriate solutions that are sourced from all corners of the globe.
As world leaders shift their focus to the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), increased understanding of the value of research and innovation for health is of critical importance. Scientific research and innovation can have transformative effects on not only health outcomes, but also on national economic growth and sustainable development. Forum 2015 provides a platform where low- and middle- income countries take prime position in defining the global health research agenda, in presenting solutions and in creating effective partnerships for action.
The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Health and Philippine Department of Science and Technology, will host the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health in Manila, 24-27 August 2015. UNU-IIGH Director Anthony Capon is a member of the scientific committee for Forum 2015.
Forum 2015 will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity and development. This includes high-level representatives from government, business, non-profits, international organizations, academic and research institutions and social entrepreneurs.
To register please visit the Forum 2015 website