Health technologies have the potential to save millions of lives. New tools are needed to slow the global threat of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, and tackle many other pressing health needs. For diseases and conditions primarily affecting people in the world’s poorest places, there is little to no commercial market to spur R&D. Strong investment and innovative solutions are needed to catalyze the development of new technologies to bring health and opportunity in reach for all people.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) today released the final report of its Commission on Smart Global Health Policy, providing recommendations for US policymakers on creating a long-term and strategic approach to global health. GHTC applauds the Commission’s inclusion of research and innovative financing among its recommendations for strengthening US global health programs, developing new products, and bolstering health systems overseas.
President Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget proposal clearly demonstrates that the White House is committed to R&D and global health issues by increasing funding for several key US agencies. GHTC applauds this commitment to innovation and urges the Obama Administration to continue to bolster and integrate its investment in R&D.
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