Open Innovation Tackles NCDs in Africa
December 9, 2014 Editor
The Devex Impact website reported that to understand more about Africa’s increasing noncommunicable diseases (NCD) threat, we need to bring together the brightest scientific minds to work as a team rather than struggling alone to find answers. No single country in the region has enough researchers with the appropriate mix of skills required to tackle this challenge. GlaxoSmithKline is drawing on its research expertise to help kickstart the discovery of new and better treatments for NCDs. But its approach to tackling these diseases in Africa is turning the usual model of closely guarded research and development on its head with the establishment of the world’s first R&D “Open Lab” for NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa.
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