Researchers, Advocates Encourage Congress To Sustain Disease Research Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Diminishing research dollars sparks disease comparisons, competition, while HIV advocates say now is not the time to ease efforts
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” writes, “As U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committee members prepare to set funding levels for health and human services that include medical research during the fiscal year ahead, 679 clinicians and researchers as well as leaders of 416 organizations working to prevent, treat, and some day end the impact of HIV, have added their names to letters telling Congress the fight is not over yet” and “urg[ing] sustained funding for research for answers to a spectrum of diseases…” (6/15).