I agree with you that knowledge is meant to go every where. importation cannot stop but once imported it should help to transform lives. Charles made it clear: "What is the impact of African universities on the life of local citizens after more than half a century of existence/independence?"
I also agree with Ana that health system is one of the domain we (African) should not expect to learn or acquire experience from the developed countries. Theory is taught and left to you to handle it.
In a nutshell, local universities should be set to transform theie leaders of tomorrow.
Epidemiologist, Public Health Consultant.
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology
Secretary General of Comite d'Ethique de la Recherche et de la Sante en Afrique Centrale (CERSAC)
" You cannot win a race focusing on the distance covered but on what lies ahead"
HIFA profile: Armand Seraphin Nkwescheu is a Public Health Consultant at the Cameroon Society of Epidemiology. Professional interests: Road traffic injury, Neglected Tropical Diseases with emphasis on snakebites and envenoming, Non communicable Diseases, Health systems and Development Evaluation. nkwesch AT yahoo.com