Research Funding For Emerging Diseases Rarely Reaches Countries Where Most Impact Felt, G-FINDER Report Shows
SciDev.Net: Keep focus on emerging infections, Disease X: analysts
“Research funding for emerging infectious diseases rarely reaches the countries where such diseases do the most harm, according to [a] new data analysis that highlights how spikes in funding trail off when disease outbreaks stop making headlines. Despite rapid growth of global spending to tackle emerging infectious diseases, which largely impact the developing world, much of the basic research and development takes place in industrial countries — usually those that provide the funding. This is according to the latest G-FINDER report, compiled by global health think tank Policy Cures Research and published [Thursday]…” (Vesper, 9/17).