Research!America Releases Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Global Health R&D

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Why do you think we should be investing in global health research and development? Research!America has just released ’€œTop 10 Reasons Why the U.S. Should Invest in Global Health R&D.’€ This evidence-based list provides compelling reasons why these investments are critical for the U.S., ranging from the humanitarian benefits to research as a powerful driver of U.S. economic activity. The list can be found on Research!America’€™s new Global Health R&D Advocacy website.

The site introduces Research!America’€™s new initiative for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), including a recently released fact sheet on NTDs in the U.S. Additional NTD resources include a global health budget section, a section on the value of the U.S. investment in global health, and a globally focused NTD sheet, which will be available soon ’€” so check back!

Please let us know what you think should be included on the Top 10 list in our comments section below ’€” we may incorporate your suggestions into our future publications!

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This is wonderful! I would like to add that global health R&D is an absolutely vital component of basic research. Federal funding through the NIH supports 60% of total global basic R&D that benefits BOTH domestic and global health. Not only does this research lay the foundation for development of global health products, but it also fills in a gap in funding left by private-sector companies that have little commercial incentive to invest in basic research. This investment in global health research not only creates jobs and drives our economy as you have mentioned in the Top 10 list, but it is also a critical component of the scientific innovation that we have here in America.

This is wonderful! I would like to add that global health R&D is an absolutely vital component of basic research. Federal funding through the NIH supports 60% of total global basic R&D that benefits BOTH domestic and global health. Not only does this research lay the foundation for development of global health products, but it also fills in a gap in funding left by private-sector companies that have little commercial incentive to invest in basic research. This investment in global health research not only creates jobs and drives our economy as you have mentioned in the Top 10 list, but it is also a critical component of the scientific innovation that we have here in America.

This is wonderful! I would like to add that global health R&D is an absolutely vital component of basic research. Federal funding through the NIH supports 60% of total global basic R&D that benefits BOTH domestic and global health. Not only does this research lay the foundation for development of global health products, but it also fills in a gap in funding left by private-sector companies that have little commercial incentive to invest in basic research. This investment in global health research not only creates jobs and drives our economy as you have mentioned in the Top 10 list, but it is also a critical component of the scientific innovation that we have here in America.

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