Working with GFHR
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. It was established a decade ago to respond to the 10/90 gap in research focus and funding identified by an international health research review.
Dr. Ravi Narayan represents civil society reserachers on the forum’s Foundation Council since 2004. CPHE has been involved with the annual GFHR fora introducing various themes and initiatives relevant to Health For All perspectives in health research. Some of these are:
- Global Forum 2006, Cairo
- Global Forum 2007, Beijing
- Comprehensive Primary Health Care (round table)
- Strengthening links between research and policy making (Satellite workshop, Fudan University, Shanghai)
- Global Interministerial Summit 2008, Bamako, Mali
- Civil society participation in research
- Global Forum 2009, Havana, Cuba
- Social innovation in health
During the time SOCHARA was host to the PHM Global Secretariat, PHM and GFHR organised a Researcher’s Encounter at the 2nd People’s Health Assembly held in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2005. A bilingual report titled Research For People’s Health evolved from this process.
Dr. Ravi Narayan was also a member of the Editorial Advisor Group of Real Health News, a GFHR related newsletter highlighting relevant health research activities and priorities. The newsletter carried an interview with Dr. Ravi Narayan entitled Just listen: research and activism can walk hand-in-hand.