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Industrial Productivity, Health Sector Performance and Policy Synergies for Inclusive Growth: A Study in Tanzania and Kenya

This project studied the supply chains into the health systems in Tanzania and Kenya of essential medicines and medical equipment and supplies from local industries and from imports. Shortages and unaffordability of these commodities are persistent causes of exclusionary and poor quality health care in low income Africa.

15 June 2015, 11:23

Professor David Male

Professor of Biology
STEM; Life, Health & Chemical Sciences

7 April 2017, 13:53

Kevin Deane

Senior Lecturer in Economics
FASS; Economics

15 February 2021, 13:36

Scientific capacity building in Africa

This project brings together a series of commissioned pieces of work with on-going academic study of what it means to build scientific capacity in Africa and the implications of this for innovation and health goals set by governments, funders and research institutes.

15 June 2015, 11:24

Dr Julius Mugwagwa

Visiting Research Fellow
FASS; Development Policy & Practice

7 April 2017, 14:03

Product Development Partnerships for Health

An Innogen funded project, this project is currently in its Third Phase having first started in 2001. This current phase of the project is concerned with questions of partnership objectives, inputs, process and outputs; and the connections between these.

15 June 2015, 11:25

Professor Theo Papaioannou

Professor of Politics, Innovation & Development
FASS; Development Policy & Practice

7 April 2017, 14:14

Life Sciences Innovation and Social Justice

This project examines the new challenges that bio-scientific knowledge poses to 'fair' distribution of opportunities and risks, benefits and costs in a global civil society

15 June 2015, 11:26

Dr Janine Talley

Staff Tutor
WELS; Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

10 April 2017, 14:53

Ethics, payments and maternal survival in Tanzania

The maternal mortality rate in Tanzania is among the highest in the world. This research focuses on the interaction between payment practices in maternal care and the quality and ethics of the care provided.

15 June 2015, 11:28

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