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Research and capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases : the need for a different approach


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Abstract: This article summarizes the deliberations and recommendations of two workshops held in Bamako and Lisbon in 2008 and 2010, respectively, where about 50 researchers from sub-Saharan Africa discussed their views on research and capacity requirements for the control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The workshops were organized under the framework of the European Foundation Initiative for African Research into Neglected Tropical Diseases (EFINTD), which consists of five European foundations, and aims to combat NTDs by offering funding for postdoctoral fellows from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue scientific careers in their home continent. The initiative also facilitates the creation of collaborative scientific networks linking researchers within Africa, and between Northern and African scientists.
Authors: Kariuki, T. , Phillips, R. , Njenga, S. , Olesen, O.F. , Klatser, P.R. , Porro, R. , Lock, S. , Cabral, M.H. , Gliber, M. , Hanne, D.
Category: Research
Serial number: 5
Volume: 5
Journal: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Keywords: capacity building , disease prevention and control , health , research
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 2
Year: 2011
Right: © 2011 Kariuki et al. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Research and capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases : the need for a different approach