Morel 2005 Health networks innovation dev countries

Title Health Innovation Networks to Help Developing Countries Address Neglected Diseases
Format publication
Authors Morel, C.M., Acharya, T., Broun, D., Dangi, A., Elias, C., Ganguly, N.K., Gardner, C.A., Gupta, R.K., Haycock, J. et al
Journal Name (if applicable) Science
Date Published 2005
Open Access Y/N No
Hard copy PDF Available Y/N Yes
Abstract Gross inequities in disease burden between developed and developing countries are
now the subject of intense global attention. Public and private donors have marshaled
resources and created organizational structures to accelerate the development of new
health products and to procure and distribute drugs and vaccines for the poor. Despite
these encouraging efforts directed primarily from and funded by industrialized
countries, sufficiency and sustainability remain enormous challenges because of the
sheer magnitude of the problem. Here we highlight a complementary and increasingly
important means to improve health equity: the growing ability of some developing
countries to undertake health innovation.