The 'Netherlands Platform of Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research' (Platform) was set up on the 17th October 2007 as a result of the Dutch Schokland Agreement 'Knowledge for Health' dated 30 June 2007. On behalf of the Dutch Cabinet, the State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS) dr. M. Bussemaker signed this agreement with the Chairman of the Platform, prof. dr. P.J. van der Maas.
The objectives of the Platform are to:
The mission of the Platform is to encourage cooperation and synergy between policy making, research and practice and to advocate for 'global health policy and health systems research'.
The Platform aims to reach its mission and objectives by performing the following practical tasks, in which an active contribution to the Millennium Developing Goals 4,5 and 6 are foreseen:
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