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Where There Is No Health Research: What Can Be Done to Fill the Global Gaps in Health Research?

  • Martin McKee mail,

    martin.mckee@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Stuckler,

    Affiliations: European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Department of Sociology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Sanjay Basu

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001209

About the Authors

Martin McKee, David Stuckler
European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
David Stuckler
Department of Sociology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sanjay Basu
Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sanjay Basu
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: martin.mckee@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

MM is chair of the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Open Society Foundations and has served on advisory boards for Merck & Co. (1999–2006), Johnson & Johnson (2006–2009) and a funding panel of the Wellcome Trust. He is chair of WHO's European Advisory Committee on Health Research. He has received research funding from, among others, the Rockefeller Foundation, European Commission, and Wellcome Trust. LSHTM receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: MM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MM DS SB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MM DS SB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: MM DS SB.