Can free open access resources strengthen knowledge-based emerging public health priorities, policies and programs in Africa?

by Ernest Tambo, Ghislaine Madjou, Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa et al.
F1000Research 2016, 5:853 (09 May 2016)

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Tackling emerging epidemics and infectious diseases burden in Africa requires increasing unrestricted open access and free use or reuse of regional and global policies reforms as well as timely communication capabilities and strategies. Promoting, scaling up data and information sharing between African researchers and international partners are of vital importance in accelerating open access at no cost. Free Open Access (FOA) health data and information acceptability, uptake tactics and sustainable mechanisms are urgently needed. These are critical in establishing real time and effective knowledge or evidence-based translation, proven and validated approaches, strategies and tools to strengthen and revamp health systems.

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