Moving the Centre of Gravity of Research in Africa
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Africa has 15% of the worlds population and 25% of its health problems but less than 1% of its researchers. This represents a major challenge in a world where science technology and innovation are widely seen as being key drivers of development. However there are signs of change, with most African countries having strong economic growth, key heath indicators improving and a renewed commitment to science as a central pillar of the continents future. I will provide an overview of the landscape of science, particularly health research, in Africa and discuss recent key changes in the approach to building scientific capacity.
Date: 4 December 2015, 14:30 (Friday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2015)
Venue: NDM Building, Headington OX3 7FZ
Venue Details: Basement Seminar Room, Catering provided so please arrive promptly - First come, first served
Speaker: Professor Kevin Marsh (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Organisers: Francois Van Loggerenberg (University of Oxford, Tropical Medicine, Green Templeton College), Dr Francois van Loggerenberg (The Global Health Network, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: alison.cheshire@ndm.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dr Francois van Loggerenberg (The Global Health Network, University of Oxford)
Part of: Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars
Topics: Clinical trials, Health, Growth
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Francois Van Loggerenberg