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Challenge of funding health care and research

11 July, 12:08 PM

Government funding for health research is falling short according to a recent expert study. Part of the challenge is justifying more spending on health research when many communities lack basic health care services.

But without research, there is no way of knowing if new clinics or services are properly meeting the needs of communities, said Bongani Mayosi, head of the department of medicine at the University of Cape Town. Finding a balance to fund both is important. 

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