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Table 5 Recommended Action-Steps

From: "Harnessing genomics to improve health in Africa" – an executive course to support genomics policy

Establish a regional network to foster sustained inter-sectoral dialogue
Identify champions among politicians
Use the New Plan for African Development (NEPAD) as entry point onto political agenda
Commission African capacity survey in genomics-related R&D to determine areas of strength
Undertake a detailed study of R&D models with demonstrated success in the developing world
Establish seven regional research centres of excellence
Create sustainable financing mechanisms