PAHO is pleased to pass on the following information from the Global Forum for Health Research.

The Forum has issued the report on the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health (Bamako, Mali, November 2008) and made it available online at

This Report is an attempt to give background and insight into the content of the Global Ministerial Forum of Bamako and the documents that emerged from it. It presents the "story" of an extraordinary gathering and attempts to capture the spirit of an extraordinary meeting for which so many had prepared for so long. The total picture is intended to reflect the problems confronted, solutions proposed, the diversity of ideas and the common themes that ran through the conference.

Full document available in [English] and [French] The Spanish version will be available shortly in

Contáctenos: en la Sede de la OPS:; en los países: lista de puntos focales