Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2007 Behind the Global Numbers
The Global Forum for Health Research, June 2008
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“….Data on research and development (R&D) investments for health provide an indicator of current research priorities, trends, overlaps and gaps. As health is dynamic, it is vital to regularly track these investments to make sure they are used in more efficient, effective and equitable ways.
The Global Forum for Health Research is the only organization that regularly tracks and reports on the world’s R&D investments for health. This 2007 collection of studies looks behind the global totals, analysing R&D for health expenditures in
The rich tapestry of evidence provided reveals key conclusions:
• Investments in research for a range of globally important diseases and conditions remain inadequate – especially with respect to health problems in low- and middle-income countries.
• Matching investments with research priorities is of paramount importance for many poor countries affected by the double burden of both noncommunicable and communicable diseases.
• Large investors in high-income countries and governments in low- and middle-income countries pay insufficient attention to local, national and global priority needs when allocating resources…..”
Chapter 1 Public funding of health research in Argentina
Daniel Maceira and Martín Peralta Alcat
Chapter 2 Financial flows for health research and development in Mexico: an analysis of the National Institutes of Health
Ricardo Pérez-Núñez, Francisco Becerra-Posada, Manuel Magaña- Lisa M DeMaria, Álvaro Javier Idrovo and Stefano Bertozzi
Chapter 3 Assessment of the health research system in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
Jie Chen and Li Du
Mary Woolley, Emily T Connelly and Stacie M Propst
Chapter 5 Using bibliometrics to inform cancer research policy and spending
Richard Sullivan, Seth Eckhouse and Grant Lewison for the European Cancer Research Managers Forum
Chapter 6 Donor funding priorities for communicable disease control in the developing world
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