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Research and Advocacy Networks

The George Institute for Global Health is an active member of various health research and advocacy networks.

Child Health Initiative

 

The Child Health Initiative is a collaborative partnership with a focus on global and national advocacy, research, and programme implementation. It aims to provide a voice for the particular needs and rights of children within transportation and urban mobility policymaking, and to highlight the serious and costly health impacts on the young of unsafe roads and air pollution.

Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products

 

The Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products is dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and health products for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in order to reduce the impact of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Through technical support, advocacy, and resource mobilization, the Coalition works with ministries of health to address barriers and identify opportunities for the procurement, supply, distribution, and rational use of needed products. 

European Global Health Research Institutes Network

 

The European Global Health Research Institutes Network unites leading global health research institutes in Europe to collaborate on high-quality research in close collaboration with global partners and relevant stakeholders. It aims to enhance awareness of global health aims and themes; create excellence in global health research; impact the European Union's global health research agenda; translate key research findings into policy, implementation and practice; and become a prominent global health research body on a global scale.

Taskforce on Women and NCDs 

 

The Taskforce on Women and NCDs brings together global health organizations from the women’s health and NCD communities to respond to the unique and growing burden of non-communicable diseases on women in low- and middle-income countries by mobilizing leadership, expanding technical expertise and disseminating evidence to inform policymaking, planning, and services. 

WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs

 

The Global Coordination Mechanism on Prevention and Control of NCDs is a WHO Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases. The GCM/NCD contributes to accelerating the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020, and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, by fostering high-level NCD commitments.

The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (RTIRN)

 

The RTIRN evolved from a June 1999 meeting at the Global Forum for Health Research, Geneva, during which the session “Road traffic Injuries in Developing Countries” stirred significant interest among participants. The RTIRN is a group of over 1,700 researchers, professionals and students from different disciplines and sectors in 124 countries, whose interests are focused on road safety in low- and middle-income countries.

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

 

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is an informal consultative mechanism whose members are committed to road-safety efforts and in particular to the implementation of the recommendations of the World report on road traffic injury prevention. The goal of the Collaboration is to facilitate international cooperation and to strengthen global and regional coordination among UN agencies and other international partners.

 

Contact:

Emma Feeny,
Senior Advocacy Advisor
Email: efeeny@georgeinstitute.org