National Institute of Public Health, Mexico,
Health Research Policy and Systems aims to provide a platform for the global research community to share their findings, insights and views about all aspects of the organisation of health research systems – including agenda setting, building health research capacity, and how research as a whole benefits decision makers and practitioners in health and related fields and society at large.
Director of the Centre for Health Systems Research at Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health
Developing country actors in the health sector need to direct the scarce resources available to them with the support of the best research evidence to address the increasingly globalized and complex health systems that need to respond to ever more diversified and urgent health needs. Scaling-up health interventions for the control of diseases of poverty is now being supported with massive financial support from agencies such as the Global Fund and GAVI. Research evidence is needed now more than ever to ensure that growing support is used effectively and that it leads to stronger health systems. Evidence-informed policy making will be possible only in the context of capable health research systems that respond to needs, produce robust evidence in a timely manner, and is demanded as a basic input for policy making.