Health research re-orients to the post-2015 agenda

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Stephen O’Brien MP, on a recent visit to Ethiopia

No one yet knows exactly what the next generation of development goals will look like, but one thing is clear: health no longer enjoys the limelight thrown on it by the millennium development goals (MDGs). Instead, it looks set to be one of several areas of focus. By its content and its very title — ‘Generating knowledge for health; the post 2015 challenge’ — last week’s conference at the UK’s Royal Society of Medicine reflects the soul searching that comes with that shift in the global agenda. Read more