Diran Makinde, Network Director, NEPAD Biosciences, West Africa Biosciences Network (WABNet), Senegal

Government's role in developing solutions for diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries

-Inequalities in health and food security keep widening between developed and developing countries, esp. SSA e.g. infant mortality rate, TB prevalence, food production rate less than population growth rate.

Safe development & application of biotech to address these face a number of challenges.