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Levelling up of global research capacity stymied by lack of data

Analysis by funders suggests grants for health research accrue to countries with higher research capacity

Efforts to strengthen global health research capacity are being stymied by a lack of national data from low- and middle-income countries.

That is the conclusion of a group of international health funders aiming to push back against fragmented and piecemeal spending on global health research—including the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership.

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