The current biomedical Research and Development (R&D) system serves profits over people. In the last 15 years, various R&D initiatives have appeared in response to this failure. Some offer true alternative models of R&D driven by health needs, while others continue business as usual. UAEM’s RE:Route mapping is a student driven project which provides a qualitative review of the alternative biomedical R&D initiatives around the world that are active or proposed.
Re:Route aims to engage in a growing collaborative dialogue around the exploration of needs-driven and people-oriented biomedical R&D. This mapping is not intended to be fully comprehensive nor does it aim to make any judgements on the value of different initiatives. It draws attention to what is currently out there and provides a starting point for an ongoing and inclusive dialogue informed by facts.