Volume 10 Supplement 1

Health innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Research

Edited by Calestous Juma

  1. Research

    Science-based health innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

    In recent years emerging markets such as India, China, and Brazil have developed appropriate business models and lower-cost technological innovations to address health challenges locally and internationally. B...

    Sara Al-Bader, Hassan Masum, Ken Simiyu, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 13 December 2010

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    Science-based health innovation in Rwanda: unlocking the potential of a late bloomer

    This paper describes and analyses Rwanda’s science-based health product ‘innovation system’, highlighting examples of indigenous innovation and good practice. We use an innovation systems framework, which take...

    Kenneth Simiyu, Abdallah S Daar, Mike Hughes and Peter A Singer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 13 December 2010

  3. Research

    Science-based health innovation in Tanzania: bednets and a base for invention

    Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country. Although it is socially diverse, it has experienced general political stability since independence in 1964. Despite gradual economic development and Tanzania’s status...

    Ronak Shah, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 13 December 2010

  4. Research

    Science-based health innovation in Uganda: creative strategies for applying research to development

    Uganda has a long history of health research, but still faces critical health problems. It has made a number of recent moves towards building science and technology capacity which could have an impact on local...

    Sheila Kamunyori, Sara Al-Bader, Nelson Sewankambo, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 13 December 2010

  5. Research

    Harnessing biodiversity: the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research (IMRA)

    Biopiracy – the use of a people’s long-established medical knowledge without acknowledgement or compensation – has been a disturbing historical reality and exacerbates the global rich-poor divide. Bioprospecti...

    Manveen Puri, Hassan Masum, Jennifer Heys and Peter A Singer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 13 December 2010

  6. Research

    The road to commercialization in Africa: lessons from developing the sickle-cell drug Niprisan

    Developing novel drugs from traditional medicinal knowledge can serve as a means to improve public health. Yet countries in sub-Saharan Africa face barriers in translating traditional medicinal knowledge into ...

    Kumar Perampaladas, Hassan Masum, Andrew Kapoor, Ronak Shah, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S11

    Published on: 13 December 2010

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    Venture funding for science-based African health innovation

    While venture funding has been applied to biotechnology and health in high-income countries, it is still nascent in these fields in developing countries, and particularly in Africa. Yet the need for implementi...

    Hassan Masum, Justin Chakma, Ken Simiyu, Wesley Ronoh, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 13 December 2010