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Africa generates less than 1% of world’s research.

Africa has 79 scientists per million compared to Brazil (656), Chile (428) & United States (4,500).

South Africa’s research foundation and Tunisia’s science ministry are the biggest funders of #science #research in Africa. /1
Woeful Africa:
1. 15% of the world’s population
2. 25% of the global burden of disease
3. 1% of global investment in R&D
4. 0.1% of the world’s patents

Scientists trained in Africa most likely work elsewhere due to lack of infrastructure and resources. /2

#science #research
More than 80% of patents filled in Nigeria are by foreign entities. /3

#patents
Dear Nigerian Universities,

This is not your mate.

Novartis' drug Exelon with $420m sales was the main source of income for Hebrew University's in 2004.

University's researchers receive 40% of royalties from patents and 20% of the revenues for their labs. #patents /4
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