Wednesday
May 3
2017

Healthcare innovation will cure a lot of Africa’s economic woes

Additional investments in science, technology, and innovation in Africa will improve health, spur economic growth, and reduce poverty across the continent.

This was the common denominator at a meeting of African and global leaders representing governments, the private sector, and civil society to discuss health innovation and research capacity on the continent. The event – a precursor to the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 being held in Durban, South Africa – focused on the need for meeting highlighted promising initiatives and aimed to foster new partnerships and drive investments that will strengthen Africa’s role as a major player in global health technology development and innovation.

The event also highlighted a number of recent examples of how African scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators are meeting local health challenges and contributing to economic development. One of them was the need for better drugs to treat TB.

Source: BizCommunity (link opens in a new window)

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