Welcome to PubHealth.org, an initiative to create tools for promoting harmonization within the global health community. The site currently under construction aims to provide a portal where individuals and organizations committed to improving global health can share and learn with a planned beta launch date of our first set of tools in the Fall of 2010.
Jobs: We're currently looking for individuals interested in global health and online technologies with interest in the Pubhealth mission and wouldn't mind if you have a background in graphic design and computer programming, too. For more information please e-mail email@example.com
Background: "Harmonization" is the degree to which global health efforts (research, clinical, etc) share information and coordinate with each other to avoid duplication of efforts and maximize efficacy.
The Paris Declaration (PD) (2005) and Accra Agenda for Action (AAA) (2008) outlined the critical need for higher levels of collaboration, transparency and coordination between research efforts, both at national and international levels. The lack of harmonization among care providers, volunteers, donors, NGOs, governments and others leads to duplication of efforts, diminished benefits from collaboration, unnecessary competition for funding and hindrance of progress.