Lessons learned include
The authors suggest that those looking to design venture funding for African science-based health innovation with significant impact should structure funds for long-term sustainability and attract for-profit private sector funds.
The proposed venture approach can complement existing initiatives to encourage local scientific and economic development while tapping new funding sources.
The authors conclude that there is a case for venture funding as one support mechanism for science-based African health innovation, with opportunities for risk-tolerant investors to make financial as well as social returns.
Country studies in brief
Science-based health innovation in Uganda: creative strategies for applying research to development
According to authors Sheila Kamunyori, Nelson Sewankambo, Abdallah S. Daar, and Peter A. Singer, Uganda has a long history of health research. And it has moved recently to build its science and technology capacity.
They detail Uganda's capacity in health and biotechnology innovation and highlight examples of indigenous innovation, challenges for the future, and areas of strength on which to build.
Uganda has a range of institutions influencing science-based health innovation, with varying degrees of success. It has developed biosafety regulations and intellectual property policies, and has put before
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