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Training local researchers in poor countries is the best way to improve health worldwide

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2620
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. 1BMJ

    Training young researchers in low income countries and linking them to the global medical, scientific, and public health community is the best way for wealthy countries to invest in global health, said health policy experts at a recent meeting in Washington, DC.

    The meeting on the “role of science in advancing global health diplomacy,” held at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, warned that money given for development aid is not being used well because too little attention is being paid to ensuring that effective interventions are implemented on the ground.

    “Our systems for delivery have been built as badly as we …

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