Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research 2005:
Behind the Global Numbers
2006. 90 pages. ISBN 2-940286-39-6
As part of its contribution to closing the ‘10/90 gap’, the Global Forum for Health Research conducts studies of the flows of financial resources for health research and the extent to which these do, or do not, address the health needs of the poor and marginalized.
This new volume of Monitoring Financial Flows for Health Research looks behind the global totals and examines several facets of the overall picture, including health research funding by low- and middle-income country governments and the private sector, as well as the financing of research on some major neglected diseases.
The report highlights the revolution of a much broader and more holistic definition of health and the need for a wider and more multisectoral approach to understanding the determinants of health. This points to the challenge of defining 'health research' – indeed, of re-conceptualizing it as 'research for health' – and of developing tracking systems that identify relevant sources and applications of research resources that lie beyond the health sector.
Chapter 1: Building robust, sustainable systems of data collection, by Mary Anne Burke and Andrés de Francisco
Chapter 2: Drug R&D for neglected diseases by public-private partnerships, by Mary Moran and Javier Guzman
Chapter 3: Basic research funds to discover important new drugs, by Donald Light
Chapter 4: Brazilian health technology and innovation, by Reinaldo Guimaraes, José da Rocha Carvalheiro amd Wim Degrave
Chapter 5: Malaria research and development, by Malaria R&D Alliance
Chapter 6: Resource flows for HIV vaccines and microbicides, by HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group