World Health Summit: Research for Health and Sustainable Development

Samantha Battams, Stephen A Matlin

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Opening the Symposium the Co-Chair of Global Health Europe, Stephen Matlin (Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London), spoke about Policy interfaces of the Global Health Research and Innovation System. He noted that both Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande had referred to research in their welcoming messages to the World Health Summit 1 and had emphasized that
meeting people’s aspirations for health and health equity required a special kind of symbiosis between policy, research and practice, ensuring that there are adequate research resources and coherent and coordinated structures and processes in place. Taking this vision of a unified effort to achieve better health and health equity as a starting point, the Global Health Europe Symposium would
look at the policy domain and the domain of research development and innovation, asking about both the nature of policies, frameworks, structures and settings that are needed for effective research and innovation for global health; and the important role of research and innovation in informing policy and action for global health; while bearing in mind the many barriers that exist across the interface between these domains and asking how these can be overcome.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherThe Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


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