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Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Research!America's global health program advocates for funding and policies that spur research to develop vitally important global health technologies. The global health R&D advocacy team is currently engaged in an exciting new initiative focused on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

NTDs, ranging from West Nile virus to dengue fever, are not only a health concern in foreign countries but are an emerging threat here in the United States. Research!America is committed to raising awareness regarding the deadly and disabling impact of these diseases globally and in the United States and to promoting solutions that benefit populations in need.

For more information, contact Caitlin Leach, manager of policy and advocacy.