Research Resource Group
IFGH Focal Points -Malcolm MacLachlan, Eamonn Lenihan, Ruairi Brugha
The objectives of the Research Resource Group are to:
- provide a platform for researchers to interact, share information and generate interest in doing research and promoting research-based policy and practice
- connect global health researchers with individuals and organisations who can help them work more effectively, including funding agencies, research users and fellow researchers
- enable the development of research groups that address factors that impact on health globally, including within Ireland’s multicultural society
- promote the implementation of research that strengthens health systems in low and middle income countries.
Key Global Health Research Organisations
COHRED and the Global Forum for Health Research decided to merge in March 2011 and to organize the next Forum meeting in 2012, which will inaugurate a new series of Forum meetings entitled “Beyond Aid…Research and Innovation as key drivers for health, equity and development”
Forum 2012 will focus on these 3 key areas to achieve this goal:
- Investing in Research and Innovation for Health
- Networks and Networking for Research and Innovation
- Creating an Enabling Environment for Research and Innovation (Government policies)
COHRED supports research and innovation for health, equity and development in low- and middle-income countries. Specialising in supporting countries in areas such as
- health research system assessment and development,
- policy development,
- priority setting, and
- research communication/knowledge translation.
Other COHRED activities and services are put into action at the regional and global levels.
The Global Forum for Health Research is an independent, international organization committed to demonstrating the essential role of research and innovation for health and health equity, benefiting poor and marginalized populations. While small and nimble, through its annual Forum meetings, research initiatives and collaboration, the Global Forum has been engaging thousands of stakeholders in research for health from around the world, from all walks of research, funding and policy, uniting them for one common goal: improving health and health equity worldwide through research.
Because health equity is a priority.