Partnership Between South and North Crystallizes Around Malaria

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Science  23 Jan 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5350, pp. 498-499
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5350.498

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The explosive development of scientific knowledge and the complexity of diseases has prompted interdisciplinary and intercontinental networking between scientists and disease control workers. Organisations for management of health sciences are placed for the challenge to develop mechanisms to support this international framework for science and disease control. This paper describes some aspects of a Multilateral Initiative on Malaria in which major funders of health research worldwide are addressing these issues.