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Forum 2009 videos

Havana, Cuba, 16-20 November 2009

As an introduction, please click here to see a short film which captures the flavour and spirit of Forum 2009.

Forum 2009 was one of our most successful forums in terms of engagement with more than 900 participants from 85 different countries, content of sessions and diversity of stakeholders. By underlining how innovation can play a role in achieving health equity for poor and disadvantaged populations, the Forum's Programme included innovative case studies from social entrepreneurs and innovative approaches to priority setting and health systems strengthening.

During Forum 2009 - click here

Forum 11 videos

Beijing, People's Republic of China, 29 October - 2 November 2022

With 1,3 billion citizens and rapid economic growth in the past decades, China was perhaps the best place to discuss research challenges regarding "equitable access" to health. At Forum 11, some 620 participants from 77 countries examined how research can help to identify and address barriers to access of all types and identified measures that would ensure equitable access for all.

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Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization at Forum 11

In her opening speech, Dr Chan stresses the need for the Global Forum for Health Research to address the health problems of poor populations through research. (excerpt)

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Stakeholder Opinions- Videos

Dr Robert Ridley, Director of the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

Dr Ridley explains what he appreciates most about the Global Forum's annual Forum meetings: exchange, engagement and impact.

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Dr Carlos Morel, Director of the Centre for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Ministry of Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr Morel talks about the evolution of the Global Forum's annual Forum meeting - from the research gap to the innovation systems gap.

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Dr Pramilla Senanayake, Founder and Chairman of Educate a Child Trust and former Chair, Foundation Council, Global Forum for Health Research

Dr Senanayake stresses how crucial research is in everything we do in the health business.

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Dr Berit Olsson of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Dr Olsson says what she appreciates most about the Global Forum for Health Research.

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Dr Shereen El Feki, Al Jazeera International, United Kingdom

Dr El Feki talks about the need to bridge the gap between health researchers, policy-makers and the wider world.

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Dr Ravi Narayan, Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action, India

Dr Narayan talks about the uniqueness of the Global Forum's annual Forum meeting in that it looks at evidence beyond the biomedical framework of health, including social, economic and political aspects.

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