Increase In Ebola Research Funding Masks Decline In 2014 NTD R&D Public Funding, G-FINDER Report Shows
SciDev.Net: Ebola boost masks fall in neglected disease funding
“…An overall increase in funding for [neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)] last year ‘was entirely the result of significant new investment in Ebola R&D in response to the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic,’ says the [2015 G-FINDER report], which was issued on 3 December by Australian health promotion charity Policy Cures. Excluding Ebola support, public funding for NTD research fell by three percent, or US$62 million, the study found…” (Rabesandratana, 12/7).
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