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Interest by the European Commission in tropical medicine and tropical agriculture resulted in the development of the first Science and Technology for Development Programme (STD1) covering the period 1983-1986. During that period a total of 421 projects received funding, of which 238 were in tropical agriculture and 183 in tropical medicine. One important objective of STD was to strengthen the research capabilities of developing countries by promoting the transfer of technology, through training of key personnel and creating operational collaboration in relevant projects. The programme thus brought together European research institutes, both separately and jointly, with institutes in developing countries, in forms of partnership most likely to ensure a lasting effect. The medical subprogramme was essentially aimed at: (i) the discovery of new approaches to the prevention and treatment of transmissible diseases; (ii) operational research on health care systems in order to adapt them more effectively to the rural and urban environment of developing countries; (iii) a study of the links between food strategies and the nutritional and health status of the less favoured populations. This report presents a summary of the results obtained.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12143 EN (1989) 554 pp.
Availability: Available from the STD Programme Office, CEC/DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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