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Malaria, burden, HIV, Poor countries, Research Infrastructure, Tazania

Kitua, A. Y., Mashalla, Y. J. and Shija, J. K. (2000) Malaria, burden, HIV, Poor countries, Research Infrastructure, Tazania. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 321 (7264). pp. 821-3. ISSN 0959-8138

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Developing countries carry 90% of the global burden
of disease. Infections such as malaria and HIV are
debilitating their economies by killing the young and
economically productive workforce. Research is essen­
tial for health development, yet less than 10% of the
annual global expenditure on health research is
allocated to addressing developing countries' prob­
lems.1 Poor countries must face this challenge seriously.
It is essential that they create strong national research
infrastructures so that they can define priorities for
health research priorities; influence national, regional,
and global health agendas; and lobby for a more equi­
table allocation of resources. This paper discusses
some of the barriers to establishing coordinated health
research programmes in developing countries and
describes how Tanzania has developed a new research
model to try and overcome these.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Malaria and HIV, Health Research, Policymakers, Tanzania
Subjects: Health Systems > Health financing & economics
Divisions: National Institute for Medical Research
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 10:14
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 10:14

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