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BMC International Health and Human Rights

Volume 10 Supplement 1

Health innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Research

Edited by Calestous Juma

  1. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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    Science, technology and innovation have long played a role in Ghana’s vision for development, including in improving its health outcomes. However, so far little research has been conducted on Ghana’s capacity ...

    Authors: Sara Al-Bader, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S2

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    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...

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

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

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    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...

    Authors: Ronak Shah, Peter A Singer and Abdallah S Daar

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

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    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...

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

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

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  6. Content type: Research

    Field trials have demonstrated the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets, and the WHO has recently endorsed a shift toward Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated nets (LLINs) due to factors such as reduced distributi...

    Authors: Hassan Masum, Ronak Shah, Karl Schroeder, Abdallah S Daar and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S6

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    Incubators are organizations that support the growth of new and typically technology-based enterprises, by providing business support services that bring together human and financial capital. Although the trad...

    Authors: Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S7

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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    A traditional pathway for developing new health products begins with public research institutes generating new knowledge, and ends with the private sector translating this knowledge into new ventures. But whil...

    Authors: Ken Simiyu, Hassan Masum, Justin Chakma and Peter A Singer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10(Suppl 1):S10

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  10. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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