Small Investments In Cholera Research ‘May Lead To Large Savings’

Huffington Post: In the Time of Cholera
Adam Levine, assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School

Cholera is “not something in which wealthy governments around the world invest much of their research dollars. … The situation is not completely bleak. New funders, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are pumping millions of dollars each year into research focused on diseases affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. And some wealthy countries do set aside a substantial amount of funding for global health research (though they could still do much more). … As for the lack of researchers and research infrastructure in poor countries, the answer lies in building sustainable institutions that can bring together researchers from leading universities in wealthy countries with local researchers and physicians in poor ones. … Hopefully, a small an investment in research now may lead to large savings down the line, both in terms of money spent and lives saved” (3/24).

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