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Research Article

Impact of Health Research Capacity Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Case of WHO/TDR Programmes

  • Happiness Minja,

    Affiliations: Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara, Tanzania, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Christian Nsanzabana,

    Affiliation: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Christine Maure,

    Affiliation: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Axel Hoffmann,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Susan Rumisha,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Olumide Ogundahunsi,

    Affiliation: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Fabio Zicker,

    Affiliation: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Marcel Tanner,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Pascal Launois mail

    launoisp@who.int

    Affiliation: UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

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About the Authors

Happiness Minja
Ifakara Health Institute, Ifakara, Tanzania
Happiness Minja, Christian Nsanzabana, Axel Hoffmann, Susan Rumisha, Marcel Tanner
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Happiness Minja, Axel Hoffmann, Susan Rumisha, Marcel Tanner
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Christine Maure, Olumide Ogundahunsi, Fabio Zicker, Pascal Launois
UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: launoisp@who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HM CN AH MT CM PL OO. Performed the experiments: HM CN AH. Analyzed the data: HM CN AH SR MT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HM CN AH SR MT. Wrote the paper: HM CN AH SR MT. History of TDR RCS: FZ. Decision to develop an impact assessment: CM OO PL.