About the Authors

John-Arne Røttingen


Affiliations Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Claudia Chamas

Affiliation Centre for Technological Development in Health, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Competing Interests

We have been Chair (J-AR) and Vice-Chair (CC) of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) at WHO. This Perspective reflects our views and not necessarily those of other CEWG members, our institutions, or WHO.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JAR. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JAR CC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JAR CC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JAR CC.