Despite some scanty progress, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has always been far at the tail of research and publications in science as a whole and clinical research specifically. SSA is rarely represented in randomized clinical trials. Amongst the
numerous drivers of this situation are the following:
Public/private institutions to promote/fund research are anecdotal
Very few people understand what research is, because of a global lack of culture of research
Those who could understand research lack training
Those who are trained lack motivation
Those who may be motivated lack furtherance
Those who actually do it are usually overwhelmed with thousands of things and lack time to publish.
Therefore, very few people do research and much fewer do publish
In 2HD we believe that the very first step to develop clinical research in SSA is to train and create a network of the next generation of talented researchers. This capacity development can efficiently base on independent research initiatives that focus on young motivated researchers.
Over the past five years, the 2HD has stimulated emulation amongst young medical doctors to get involved in research and prevention. Through our connections we have placed brilliant medical doctors in UK and Belgian universities for Maters and PhDs in public/global/international health
or to take a clinical specialization and return back in Cameroon. We are a trustworthy group with good references and we represent a focal point for stakeholders who want to invest in health research, capacity building and disease prevention in SSA.
Supporting 2HD will certainly contribute to the achievement of the 3rd and 4th sustainable development goals.
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