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Global health R&D delivers for Arizona

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$26.4 million
to Arizona research institutions
350+ new jobs
for Arizona

Neglected diseases in Arizona

Chikungunya cases
45
Dengue cases
150
HIV diagnoses
6,052
Malaria cases
157
Tuberculosis cases
1,970
West Nile cases
739
Zika cases
56

Arizona's top USG-funded global health R&D institutions

University of Arizona
$13.6 million
Arizona State University
$11.8 million
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
$951 thousand

Arizona industry in global health R&D

BCR Diagnostics
Location(s):
Chandler
Celgene
Location(s):
Phoenix
Yaso Therapeutics
Location(s):
Phoenix

Arizona's top areas of global health R&D by USG funding

28.4%
Malaria
11.3%
Tuberculosis
19.5%
Diarrheal diseases
11.1%
Salmonella infections
5.3%
Bacteria pneumonia & meningitis
22.0%
Neglected tropical diseases
Buruli ulcer
Dengue
Kinetoplastids
1.6%
Other
Non-allocable

Global health R&D at work in Arizona

Arizona State University researchers have developed a technology to turn smartphones into a low-cost microscope to detect tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. The team took an expensive technology called dark-field microscopy, which allows scientists to more clearly see brightly lit samples against a black background, and adapted it for low-resource settings. They created an easy-to-use mobile phone attachment that combines a $1 LED light with a condenser to help focus light onto a sample. The tool also contains a slide reader and slides customized to detect a specific disease and its severity. This simple, portable technology could be a valuable new tool for health workers on the front lines of triaging outbreaks around the world.

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