Health research priorities in Africa have
often been determined by funders, institutions or individuals, rather than
by means of a truly participatory and rational process. There is a need to
strengthen the “African Voice” in determining the priorities for future
In recognition of this need, the
Global Forum for Health Research, through its Child
Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI), funded a project to
develop profiles of research priorities and role players in child health
and child nutrition research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
The purpose of these profiles is to help
set a research agenda for enhancing the health and nutritional status of
children in the developing world in the 21st century.
An invitation to join a growing
network of child health and nutrition researchers
This database of organisations and
researchers active in researching and promoting child health and nutrition
in Africa is one of the outcomes of this project. It is a work in
progress, and an invitation to join a network to promote research
collaboration and to strengthen the “African Voice” in setting child
health and nutrition research priorities.
In order to
be included in the database, please complete a copy of the
survey form and return it by post, fax or email to the address below.
be posted on the internet-accessible database at
although copies on CD will be made available on request.