We can create a sharp global picture of health research

by Robert Terry
Sci Dev Net, 25 March 2014logo

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http://www.scidev.net/global/health/opinion/we-can-create-a-sharp-global-picture-of-health-research.html

The article outlines how the World Health Organization is working to support integration of different data sets so that researchers and funders can identify priority areas and hopefully reduce the gap that persists between the new medicines that are developed and the health needs of poor populations. He also outlines the goals of the proposed Global Health R&D Observatory that would add new to this what is already available in clinical trial registries, patent libraries, journal databases and existing surveys of R&D expenditure.

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