Only 1% of R&D Funds Spent for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria: WHO

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Investments in health research and development (R&D) are poorly aligned with global public health needs, the World Health Organisation said, highlighting that merely 1% of the total funding on health R&D was allocated towards neglected diseases like HIV , tuberculosis and malaria which account for more than 12.5% of the global disease burden.

“Investments in health R&D are still insufficiently aligned with global public health demands and needs,” the UN agency said in its as assessment which showed that high income countries had 352 times more health researchers than low income ones.

Source: Times of India (link opens in a new window)

Health Care
infectious diseases, research