US Global Health Research Funding Falls Short of Innovation Rhetoric
Thursday, March 27, 2014
On Thursday, the Global Health Technology Council will make its case on Capitol Hill in a Senate briefing aimed at convincing lawmakers that American global leadership demands funding for U.S. global health technologies and products — including low-cost vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices that can combat diseases endemic to the developing world.
The combined effects of across-the-board sequestration spending cuts and the U.S. government shutdown last year — as well a presidential budget request that cuts global health funding 4.6 percent for fiscal year 2015 — have some advocates worried U.S. leadership on global health research and development could be waning.
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