The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 aimed to identify solutions to the world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation.
As world leaders shift their focus to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, increased understanding of the impact of research and innovation on health is of critical importance. Scientific research and innovation has transformative effects on not only health outcomes, but also on national economic growth and sustainable development. Forum 2015 provided a platform where low- and middle-income countries take prime position in defining the global health research agenda, in presenting solutions and in creating effective partnerships for action.
The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health built on and expanded the scope and impact of the previous “Global Forum for Health Research” – in support of a new world in which development is global and in which research and innovation capacity is increasingly a domain where everyone participates – high, middle and low income countries.