The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of generating rigorous evidence for decision-making. To bring equity, the global health research community needs to find ways to unite and generate actionable insights from data. This session, Equitably Harnessing the Power of Data, explored how collaborations and strategic partnerships can harness the power of data to tackle the most devastating health issues. Speakers and panelists drew on the experience of The Global Health Network and ICODA, convened by Health Data Research UK, as well as partners that are actively involved in global health. The common mission is to advance collaborative research through our shared approach of working with communities, healthcare providers, research teams and health organisations to ensure that everyone benefits from health research.
Below is the recording of the session; the slides presented are available here.
Speakers and presenters included:
Dr Michael Makanga, Chief Executive Officer of the Association Secretariat, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Prof Trudie Lang, Director of The Global Health Network
Prof Andrew Morris, Chair of ICODA and Director of HDR UK
Dr Aliya Naheed, Head, Initiative for Non-Communicable Disease, Health Systems and Population Studies Division, ICDDR,B, (Bangladesh)
Dr Jackeline Alger, Faculty Member of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)
Dr David Mukanga, Senior Program Officer (African Regulatory Systems) at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr Luiza Lourenco, REDe Regional Coordinator (Brazil), The Global Health Network
Dr Carla Saenz, Regional Bioethics Advisor, Department of Health Systems and Services, Pan American Health Organization