A Research and Development Strategy for Public Health
Topic: Policy Document
Organization: Department of Health
Description: A profile of health research in Jamaica between 1991 and 1995 was prepared in order to examine research capacity and needs as part of the process of promoting Essential National Health Research. Of 43 organisations and research groups surveyed, 29 met the criterion of at least one peer reviewed publication between 1991 and 1995. Institutional objectives and funding opportunities largely determined research priorities. On the whole local research groups appear to be small, vulnerable, under-funded and deficient in basic equipment as well as trained and experienced researchers and support staff. These are compelling reasons for health researchers to come together to tackle common problems, promote collaboration and forge a joint strategy to strengthen health research capability in Jamaica.
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