Saturday, November 10, 2007

Can Africa Develop If Researchers Network? : "In December Uganda will once again hit the headlines over another HIV/Aids stride-circumcision. Researchers in Uganda and Kenya affirmed that circumcision of men reduces chances of HIV infection as the foreskin of a penis has cells that HIV targets. Last week, again scientists on the continent discovered that malaria and HIV/Aids co-fuel each other. So much malaria research is going on in Africa. More is on HIV/Aids. But few if any researchers in Africa know most or all investigations being conducted in their area of specialty. Networking of scientists such as what the Ugandan and Kenyan researchers did during the circumcision study ensures maximum utilisation of resources and quick answering of the research question. Yet much as such networking is vital, it is rare in Africa."

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