The symposium ‘Health(y)
Research in Resource-Poor Settings: Money, Methods &
Morals’ aims to promote International Health Research,
in its broadest sense. It brings together experienced
senior academics and a new generation of enthusiastic
scientists to focus on various practical issues currently
confronting field research. All this is in line with the
NVTG’s newly reaffirmed commitment to research as
one of its core activities.
During the plenary morning session,
three experts in their respective fields will give a discourse
on the subjects highlighted in the symposium title:
Money: Javier Guzman ( M D , M S c )
is Director of Research of the Health Policy Division
at the George Institute of International Health London.
What are the effects of the current economic crisis on
international health research? Who is pulling the strings
in allocating grants to international health research?
Are neglected diseases losing out to more prestigious
Methods : B art Knols ( P h D , M B A
) is a Visiting Scientist at the University of Amsterdam
and Managing Director at K & Consulting.
The ‘art of’ conducting research in resource-poor
settings is the focus of Knols’ lecture, in which
he will sketch the contours of field research in international
health, touching upon its challenges, opportunities and
Morals: Ben White (P h D ) is Profoessor
of Rural Sociology at the Institute of Social Studies
in the Hague.
In his keynote lecture, Professor White will explore the
boundaries of research, taking into consideration ethical
connotations and moral aspects. Does conducting health
research in resource-poor settings pose additional challenges
for researchers in this regard?