Adding Health R &D to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Council on Health Research for Development, Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics, Global Health Technologies Coalition, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, PATH, and TB Alliance today released a new report, authored by Policy Cures, Measuring global health R&D for the post-2015 development agenda. The report underscores the critical link between global health research and development (R&D) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and calls for the inclusion of robust indicators to measure global health R&D in the SDG monitoring framework, recommending the most suitable indicators for this purpose. At the moment there are no Health indicators included in the SDGs, and the SDGs can not be met without addressing health challenges.

The report recommends three global health R&D indicators best suited for inclusion in the SDG global monitoring framework and five complementary national indicators countries should adopt if appropriate for their circumstances. These indicators were recommended based on an extensive landscaping and consultative process with stakeholders and further analysis of each indicator’s feasibility, level of community endorsement, appropriateness, and cross-cutting potential.

Learn more:

• Read the full report

• Read a fact sheet on the report’s findings and recommended indicators

• Express your support for the inclusion of global health R&D indicators in the SDG monitoring framework by adding your name or your organization’s name to our call-to-action letter to the United Nations and Member States

• Join the conversation on social media using #innovate4health, #post2015, and #SDGs