Task Force for Global Health receives grant to establish NTD research center
February 5, 2013 -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Task Force for Global Health a five-year, $28.8 million grant to establish a research support center for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The grant will help the new Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center to collaborate with other global partners to address gaps in research. The center will coordinate with partners to implement a research agenda for NTDs, while also working to achieve the translation of new solutions into policy.
“The investment of research funding by the Gates Foundation provides the NTD community with an unparalleled opportunity to work together to address critical challenges facing NTD elimination programs,” said Dr. Patrick Lammie, senior scientist in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This grant, and the resulting research priorities, will have a significant impact on advancing research and development through new partnerships and enhanced collaboration at national and international levels. We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with the NTD community in an innovative and meaningful way in order to ensure we have the research necessary to achieve control and elimination goals.”
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