G8 reps meet at NIH to discuss African research capacity

April 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 2

Photo: Meeting room full of attendees, many seated around a U-shaped table covered with papers, microphones and computers

Representatives from G8 countries met recently at NIH with leading researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, convened by Fogarty, to discuss how to move forward with commitments made at the 2009 L’Aquila Summit. The G8 Leaders Declaration had pledged to address health care improvement in Africa through a variety of strategies, including “developing networks of researchers and by working with our African partners to establish a consortium of interdisciplinary centers of health innovation.” The consultation will inform preparations for the upcoming G8 summit to be held in Canada this June.

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