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MAGALHAES, Jorge Lima de; BOECHAT, Núbia  and  ANTUNES, Adelaide Maria de Souza. Internalizing active pharmaceutical ingredients e medicines for neglected tropical diseases: proposal for interaction among Government - University - Industry. Quím. Nova [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.3, pp.654-660. ISSN 0100-4042.

History shows that public health actions to combat epidemics are most effective when there is constant synergy of both government and society, exemplified by prevention actions in the fight against dengue fever, H1N1 influenza etc. Private-public-partnerships (PPP) can also provide more dynamic and consistent results in production through interaction among Government, University and Enterprise actors. This article puts forward proposals to tackle the problem of neglected tropical diseases via the formation of a Management Council using Etzkowitz's Triple Helix concept to attenuate this public health issue in Brazil.

Keywords : triple helix; active pharmaceutical ingredient; neglected tropical disease.

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