Tuberculosis Research Funding Hits High, Falls Short Of Global Target

Nature: Global funding for tuberculosis research hits all-time high
“Global spending on tuberculosis research hit a high in 2017, according to a report released on 3 December. Investment reached US$772 million, up from $726 million in 2016, says the report, from the activist organization Treatment Action Group (TAG) in New York City. The report, which tracked funding since 2005, shows that investment has gone up and down over the years, with a general upward trend. The 2017 total is the most spent on research into tuberculosis (TB) in a year, according to the data, but it still falls short of the $2 billion a year that the TB research community says is needed…” (Makoni, 12/12).