Editorial “Knowing is not enough, we must apply; willingness is not enough, we must act”sup1sup - Translation of research outcome for health policy, strategy and program use
The above quote from the 18th century clearly depicts the value of knowledge when and if it is applied for practical purpose. Over the last century, advances in science and technology have immensely contributed to global development in general and health development in particular (2). However, there remained questions on how much have advances in science indeed contributed to health development. What is transpiring however are evident malfunctions in the health system, emerging and re-emerging diseases posing challenges to public health across the world (3). Addressing such challenges requires investment in research and innovation.