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The Secretariat welcomes you to our new website!

In 2008, the Global Forum developed on a new strategy, based on ten years of experience and encompassing challenges in the changed landscape of global health. This new website expresses our vision of a world in which the potential of research and innovation is fully utilized to address the health problems of the poor.

Strong logo

Our logo stands for inclusiveness, global engagement, health and knowledge. It emphasizes our name, "Global Forum", as the Global Forum's personality is to engage funders, policy-makers and researchers from around the world, from all sectors, rich and poor countries alike, in an open and constructive dialogue.The aim is to enable evidence-based decisions that improve the health of all in an equitable way.

The movement in the logo reflects reaching out to embrace new ideas and people; joining forces for a common vision and closing the debate towards solutions. This in a continuous loop as health is a moving target.

The colour blue in general is seen as beneficial to the mind and body. The two different blue tones represent the diversity of engagements, points of view and backgrounds of the stakeholders in research and innovation for health and health equity. Light blue stands for health, healing and understanding; dark blue knowledge, integrity and the ability to make decisions.

Compelling promise

Our promise, "because health equity is a priority", reinforces the fact that the Global Forum's work is not a luxury but a necessity. Investing in the health of poor populations benefits everyone.

Consistent engagement

The new web site supports inclusive and open engagement. We hope that you already appreciate the interactive features, and there are more to come. They will allow you to engage, network and collaborate throughout the year and regularly stay tuned to new evidence, tools and intelligence.

We thank the individuals who participated in the repositioning study and all other partners, Forum participants, contributors to our publications and donors for their continuing commitment. With your support, the Global Forum will continue to promote innovative ways to tackle the persistent inequities in health through research.Thanks also to the team at MCI in Geneva who developed our new institutional identity.