DFID consultation on health research priorities

The Department for International Development (DFID) is currently carrying out a consultation on its health research commissioning priorities for the next 20-50 years.  Nutrition Society President Catherine Geissler encouraged nutritionists and dietitians to respond to the consultation, saying: "In the recent past DFID has given little support for direct nutrition related activities and so a strong response from the nutrition community to emphasise our interest and our commitment is important.  We would encourage you to respond and to emphasise how important good nutrition capability is for the development, delivery and sustainability of nutrition related services across the world, but especially in the developing world."

Information about the survey, as described by DFID, follows:

"What do you feel are global health research priorities for the next 20-50 years? Research and Evidence Division is conducting a short consultation regarding the health research commissioning priorities for DFID, in the next 20 to 50 years.  Please do circulate this survey to individuals and organisations outside DFID, that would like to have their say, clicking on the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PS3RVM6.

The survey will be open until Tuesday 16th June 2015.

Thank you!"

DFID Human Development Research Team