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Gender and poverty issues were high priorities at Forum 7 of the Global Forum for Health Research, held in Geneva on December 2-5, 2003.

Gender and poverty issues were high priorities at Forum 7 of the Global Forum for Health Research, held in Geneva on December 2-5, 2003. Over 500 researchers, policymakers, NGOs and donors discussed cutting edge concerns, which would make a difference to reducing the 10/90 Gap, the goal of the Forum. The 10/90 Gap refers to the fact that only 10 per cent of funds for health research is directed to research that benefit the poor who experience 90 per cent of the world's ill health. A pre-forum session on "Gender, health and health sector reform" brought together experts like: Hilary Standing, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies; Gustavo Negenda, Director, Centre for Social and Economic Analysis in Health; and Yogan Pillay, Chief Director, Strategic Planning, National Department of Health, South Africa. They and other experts discussed the diverse impact of health sector reform on women and men and the implications for health policy and research. The next Forum will be held in Mexico City from November 16-20, 2004.

Contact: Global Forum for Health Research c/o WHO, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Tel: 41 22 791 4260 Fax: 41 22 791 4394 Email: info@globalforumhealth.org Website: www.globalforumhealth.
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Publication:Arrows For Change
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Date:Dec 1, 2003
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