Increased, Sustained U.S. Funding For Global Health R&D Needed For Effective Disease Outbreak Responses, Report Says
CNN: Cuts could leave United States unprepared for disease outbreak, report warns
“The world was pretty far from having a vaccine for Ebola when the virus ravaged West Africa in 2014 and 2015. But it might have been a little closer if the United States had not cut funding for research on a promising new Ebola vaccine in 2012, according to a report by the Global Health Technologies Coalition. These types of missed opportunities are the reason the coalition, which is made up of 27 nonprofit groups, issues a report every year with recommendations for how much funding Congress should give to agencies involved in health research, such as the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration…” (Storrs, 4/19).