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WHO Pilot Projects On Neglected Diseases ‘Should Be Stopped’

Nature: WHO plans for neglected diseases are wrong
Mary Moran, executive director of Policy Cures in Sydney, Australia

“After more than a decade of trying to find a way to fund research on diseases that affect the developing world, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a decisive move last month when it announced its first pilot projects. … The WHO is taking giant strides, but they are in the wrong direction. The projects are based on flawed logic and will waste time and money. Worse, this initiative could actively damage existing projects to develop such medicines. The WHO pilot should be stopped…” (2/19).