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The World Can't Wait: More Funding Needed for Research on Neglected Infectious Diseases

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Janet Goldberg; Dee Mahan; Kudzai Makomva; Christine Kim

Topic: Health (Diseases and disorders)
Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: funding; infectious disease; research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report evaluates the U.S. government's commitment to research on eight neglected infectious diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, focusing on funding for the four major agencies that are engaged in this research (CDC, DOD, NIH, and USAID). The report includes several tables that break down this funding by disease, by agency, and by research category.