Commitment Of USAID Promises Future R&D Breakthroughs In Global Health

Since USAID launched 50 years ago, the agency “has had a rich history of supporting global health, including research and development (R&D),” Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) Director Kaitlin Christenson writes in the organization’s “Breakthroughs” blog. She notes oral rehydration therapy (ORT), smallpox eradication, and the funding of research tools to help women as “[s]ome of the major breakthroughs in global health that USAID has supported,” concluding, “With this strong commitment from USAID, the future of global health R&D will undoubtedly hold many breakthroughs that have the potential to save millions of lives worldwide” (11/3).