For the first time in its history, the World Health Report 2012 will focus on the theme of research for better health. To “complement and substantiate the key messages” in the report, the WHO and PLoS launched a new initiative to invite the submission of research papers.
Decisions on healthcare are still made without a solid grounding in research evidence, and an impetus is required for this state of affairs to change. Aimed at ministers of health, the report will provide new ideas, innovative thinking, and pragmatic advice on how to strengthen health research systems.
Let your colleagues and researcher friends know…
- World Health Report 2012 and the call for papers
- PLoS Medicine community blog – post by Tikki Pang, Director, Research Policy & Cooperation, WHO
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