The approach to healthcare has changed, and the practice of medicine has improved significantly in the last few decades. The diseases that were considered death sentences are now easily cured. The overall mortality and morbidity rates have dropped globally. These achievements have been possible because of numerous health researches conducted by medical-scientists in various parts of the world.
According to the Global Forum for health research’s 10/90 report, only 10% of the world’s health research funding goes to the health problems faced by 90% of the world’s population.
A study conducted in eight countries of the South Asian region (BMJ 2004; 328:826-830) shows that, in developing countries like Nepal and Bangladesh where the healthcare infrastructure is very poor, financial support is the main barrier for conducting research. This study emphasizes on the importance of financial and technical support for health research from outside partners. In addition, the authors from this region publish only 2% of the articles on health topics in international journal. This clearly shows how little is known about the health care practices and problems of this region.
To address this issue and encourage medical students to conduct medical research, BTF has launched a medical research grant project in Nepal.
For details about the application process, eligibility and guidelines, please click here.
We are proud to be able to contribute to the advancement of medicine and hope that you and members of your institution will participate in our grant program.
Now accepting grant applications through July 31, 2013. You must be registered with the website to access the application form.
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