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Developing countries should have a greater say in local research agendas

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2713 (Published 25 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2713

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  1. Robert Walgate
  1. 1Bamako

    Developing countries should have more say in the research that takes place in their territories, an international meeting has concluded.

    The conclusion of the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health also recommended that health research in developing countries should be broadened to cover social and other determinants. The forum was held in Bamako, Mali, last week and was attended by representatives from 59 countries.

    The forum also endorsed the four recommendations of the high level task force on scaling up research and learning on health systems of the director general of the World Health Organization, a draft of which was in circulation at Bamako.

    Ok Pannenborg, senior health adviser for the World Bank’s …

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