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Merger of COHRED and Global Forum for Health Research completed

Geneva, Switzerland, April 27, 2022 – COHRED and the Global Forum for Health Research, based in Geneva, Switzerland, announced today that the integration of both organizations has now been completed. The new organization will build upon COHRED’s portfolio of services and tools that support countries to strengthen governance and management of research and innovation for health, equity and socio-economic development, including its Health Research Web platform; and on the Global Forum’s influential international conference on research and innovation for health and its tracking of resource flows in health research. The new organization remains based in Geneva with staff in Switzerland, Brazil, Great Britain, Mexico, Tunisia and South Africa.


During the First Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, in which the Global Forum was a core partner, the latest volumes in two important series were launched.

The anthology of essays from under-30-year-old researchers brings fresh approaches to the challenges of universal health coverage. Their authors are the winners and finalists of the fifth competition jointly organized by the Global Forum and The Lancet, this time under the auspices of the Symposium. Preface by Timothy G. Evans.

Global Forum Update on Research for Health volume 7