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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Health merits special attention as a key to broader development.

Better health is necessary although not a sufficient condition for better outcomes on income, productivity, and sustained development. The importance of investing in research for health has not yet been fully realized as financial resources for research remain insufficient.However, investing in research for health in developing countries is a necessity, not an extravagance, as people should expect to live full and healthy lives despite economic disparities. Money spent on research for health is an economic driver, enhances competitiveness and addresses the social determinants of health.

Local political will and investments are vital for sustained growth in health research. The effort to develop national health research systems is a crucial step towards translating priority health problems and needs into health research questions.

Our case studies reflect upon this and show how research leads to tailored, cost effective, and sustainable improvements in population's health.

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Promoting Health in All Policies: Learning from Finland

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Cervical Cancer Screening: Yesterday and Today

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The birth of cancer chemotherapy: accident and research

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Enabling gender equality, economic growth and sustainable development through research for health: The case of the oral contraceptive pill

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Building research capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean through international collaborations - The Magpie Trial

Scientific Journalism and Coverage of Health Research

Tranexamic Acid and Trauma Patients

  Poor Quality Reporting in Latin American Countries

 

 

Smoke-Free Environment in Latin America

 

 

Hib vaccine research and development in Cuba

 

 

 

 

Spatial analysis of road safety in Mexico

 

 


 

 Mercury Poisoining in the Brazilian Amazon

 

 

 

 

  Kangaroo Mother Care as a hospital alternative

 

 

  Control of Yellow Fever in the Panama Canal Zone

 

 

  Early Detection of Acute Respiratory Infections in Guatemala

 

 

 

 

 

TB in the US-Mexico border region

 

 

 

 

 

HIV Resistance Network and antiretroviral therapy 

 

 

 

 

 

Breast cancer screening in Manitoba

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:41

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