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The Smart Thing for the U.S.

The Right Thing for the World

 

Top 10 reasons the U.S. should invest in global health R&D


Click the image at left to read the top 10 reasons the U.S. should invest in global health research and development — and to add your own reason!

 

Our event, "Neglected Tropical Disease Research in Louisiana: Saving Lives and Creating Jobs," was held in New Orleans. Learn more about the impact of NTDs in Louisiana with these videos that were shown at the event!

 

Global health research and development is working to improve lives overseas and here at home. Every day, researchers across the country are creating tools to combat killers like HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases. Researchers funded by the public, private and philanthropic sectors; pharmaceutical and biotech companies; medical device manufacturers; and public and private sector partnerships in the U.S. have played a crucial role in developing preventative measures, diagnostics, devices and medicines, but there is still much work to do. The U.S. needs to strengthen its investment in this important research, not only because it saves millions of lives worldwide but because it benefits the health of Americans, spurs new businesses and jobs in the U.S., helps protect our troops on the ground, and promotes global stability and security. Federal funding for global health R&D is the smart thing to do for the U.S. and the right thing to do for the world.

 

Nice Save Ad Campaign

See how some of these global health R&D investments have paid off, sometimes unexpectedly and in multiple ways, for the advancement of all health. Click on the images at right to learn more about our Nice Save campaign, which highlighted four of these discoveries. Each has made a difference in preventing or combating deadly disease.