When will developing countries stop importing knowledge? (7)

3 October, 2018

Dear all,

I read with great interest the statements on "when will developing countries stop importing knowledge."

I agree with the author that African universities are not playing their role at full capacity. Even leaders/policy makers who can be viewed as pure products of these universities have not made it. They easily turn to the quest for political power and as usual time comes to wash out easily their achievements/public image. As one politician once said, the lack of models or role model in our societies is prevailing and younger ones are lost.

Charles Dhewa is inspired by examples from the agricultural field but the same holds for the public health. or simply health. The imbalance in goods imported for feeding is same for medicines. All contribute to nurture dependence from the source

African should accept their past history (slavery and colonial past) and also the uncertainty of the future (think more of development than growth) We should not be doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result to happen.

Thank you once more Charles for raising the point. Thanks also to HIFA for sharing the link to the blog.



Epidemiologist, Public Health Consultant.

Cameroon Society of Epidemiology

Yaounde, Cameroon.

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

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Charles's blos is available here: https://emkambo.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/when-will-developing-countries-...