Beating the Millenium Bugs

Published on 1 December 1999

This century has seen huge gains in health. But shadows are being cast on our achievements by the resurgence of diseases like tuberculosis believed to be long conquered, the resistance to drugs of diseases once thought of as curable (such as malaria) and the arrival of new plagues such as HIV. Research has made us aware how complex the relationships between health and disease can be. Its potential to guide and inform policy is great. But views differ sharply on how far its influence actually extends. Where do mismatches between research and policy, researchers and policymakers occur? Can we do anything to improve the balance?

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Lush, L. and Walt, G.
id21 Insights, issue 32