The Global Health System: Linking knowledge with action—learning from malaria
Author(s)/Editor(s): Keusch GT, Kilama WL, Moon S
Publisher/Organizer: PLoS Med
Publication date: 7(1): e1000179
“Conducting basic research, translating it into the development of new health tools, and delivering products to patients in need of them are core functions of an effective global health system . Yet performing these functions is a particular challenge for diseases that primarily affect the poor in low-income countries, partly because efforts to understand diseases and develop tools to combat them are often detached from efforts to deliver interventions.
For malaria, the global health system has evolved over the past century to integrate better the research, development, and delivery (R&D&D) of new products to treat and control the disease. This article traces that evolution and extracts lessons applicable to the many new challenges currently facing the global health system."