Health Research in Developing Countries

A collaboration between Burkina Faso and Germany

  • Heiko Becher
  • Bocar Kouyaté

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Pages 1-49
  3. Pages 51-98
  4. Heiko Becher, Gael Hammer, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Bocar Kouyaté, Florent Some
    Pages 99-158
  5. Pages 159-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-308

About this book


Health research in developing countries has many facets. On one side, malaria and AIDS as main causes of morbidity and mortality are a focus for clinical and epidemiological studies. On the other side, the need for improving the health care system in general cannot be overestimated.

The book offers a survey of current and important topics of health research in developing countries. Special emphasis is placed to show that cooperation of different health research areas if of highest importance in future. In addition the CRSN (Burkina Faso) - University of Heidelberg collaboration is given as a model that allows high class research in remote areas of any developing country.

An absolutely must for all who are working in clinical, epidemiological and health systems research for and in developing countries.


AIDS Epidemiology Health Research Infections Diseases Malaria epidemiological

Editors and affiliations

  • Heiko Becher
    • 1
  • Bocar Kouyaté
    • 2
  1. 1.Hygiene Institut Abt. Tropenhygiene und Öffentliches GesundheitswesenUniversitätsklinikum HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Centre de Recherche en Santé de NounaNounaBurkina Faso

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23796-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27079-9
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