Research for health: Principles, perspectives and strategies Academic Article uri icon


  • This article describes the development of a health research strategy for the control of diseases associated with poverty, tropical diseases (infectious as well as noncommunicable), diseases associated with affluence, the treatment and care of the sick, and the delivery of health service. Since socioeconomic, technological and behavioural changes determine the process of health development, the severe constraints in financial, material and human resources must be addressed by promoting better methods of policy analysis, planning and research. Countries with very limited resources should give higher priority to research and services in nutrition, immunization and sanitation.


  • Gabr, M
  • Fliedner, TM
  • Neri, A
  • Svensson, PG
  • Akinkugbe, OO
  • Borgono, JM
  • Davies, AM
  • Hasan, KZ
  • Healy, BP
  • Kaptue, L
  • Karczewski, WA
  • Manciaux, M
  • Malcolm, L
  • Sayers, BM
  • Shimao, T
  • Suwanwela, C
  • Yi, Z

publication date

  • January 1, 1994