Public financing resources

The below reports, fact sheets, and websites offer more details about US public financing for global health research and development. Resources are listed alphabetically within each subcategory.

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Public financing

Neglected Disease Research and Development: A Five Year Review

The fifth G-FINDER survey reports on 2011 global investment into research and development of new products for neglected diseases, and identifies trends and patterns across the five years of global G-FINDER data.

Author: Policy Cures

Publication date: December 2012

Investing to End the AIDS Epidemic: A new Era for HIV Prevention Research and Development

This report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group covers investments through 2011 in HIV therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines, microbicides, adult male circumcision, the female condom, PrEP, HSV-2 prevention, prevention of vertical transmission, cure research and treatment as prevention.

Author: HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group

Publication date: July 2012

Neglected Disease Research and Development: Is Innovation Under Threat?

This resource maps the global level of investment in developing new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other tools that address 31 neglected diseases. This year’s report studies funding levels and trends in 2010.

Author: Policy Cures

Publication date: December 2011

Investing in global health R&D: A strategy for economic growth in developing countries (604 KB PDF)

This factsheet from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) explores why science, technology, and innovation is a crucial component of international development strategy.

Author: IAVI

Publication date: February 2011

Advancing the science in a time of fiscal constraint: Funding for HIV prevention technologies in 2009 (website)

This report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group monitors the public, philanthropic, and commercial investment in biomedical HIV prevention in 2009.

Publication date: July 2010

Adapting to realities: Trends in HIV prevention research funding, 2000-2008 (3,024 KB PDF)

This report from the HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group tracks the change in funding levels for vaccines, microbicides, and other new HIV prevention options. The working group includes: Alliance for Microbicide Development, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

Publication date: July 2009

Families USA global health initiative (website)

A series of fact sheets on the Families USA website outlines the impact of investment in global health on each US state’s economy, businesses, and health.

Global health research at USAID: A unique and critical role (69 KB PDF)

This backgrounder outlines the US Agency for International Development’s crucial role in applying research and development to disease interventions in the developing world.

Author: US Agency for International Development

Global health: US agencies support programs to build overseas capacity for infectious disease surveillance (1.13 MB PDF)

This publication includes testimony before a US senate subcommittee on US agencies’ efforts to build other countries’ abilities to detect disease outbreaks.

Author: David Gootnick, director International Affairs and Trade, United States Government Accountability Office

Publication date: October 2007

Investment in research saves lives and money (1,108 KB PDF)

This fact sheet aimed at a general audience presents arguments for investing in research and development in global health.

Author: Research!America

Neglected disease research & development: How much are we really spending? (2.16 KB PDF)

The first G-FINDER survey from the George Institute for International Health looks at global investment into research and development for new products for 30 neglected diseases.

Authors: Mary Moran, Javier Guzman, Anne-Laure Ropars, Alina McDonald, Tanja Sturm, Nicole Jameson, Lindsey Wu, Sam Ryan, Brenda Omune; Health Policy Division, the George Institute for International Health

Publication date: February 2009

Neglected disease research & development: New times, new trends (6.270 KB PDF)

The second G-FINDER survey from the George Institute for International Health analyses and reports on 2008 global investment into research and development (R&D) of new products for neglected diseases.

Authors: Mary Moran, Javier Guzman, Dr Klara Henderson, Anne-Laure Ropars, Alina McDonald, Lisa McSherry, Lindsey Wu, Brenda Omune, Alexandra Illmer, Tanja Sturm, Fred Zmudzki; Health Policy Division, the George Institute for International Health

Publication date: December 2009

Tuberculosis research and development: 2009 report on research funding trends, 2005-2008 (1,094 KB PDF)

This report from Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the Stop TB Partnership documents the world’s progress against the benchmark goals set forth by the Stop TB Partnership and TAG in previous reports.

Publication date: November 2009

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Factsheet on CDC and global health research and development

This factsheet from Research!America highlights the important role of the CDC in global health research and development.

Author: Research!America

Publication date: August 2011

Behavioral and biomedical research (website)

This page from the CDC’s website contains links to information on agency research in several areas of health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Programs: FY2001-FY2010 (329 KB PDF)

This report from the Congressional Research Service explains the role CDC plays in US global health assistance, highlights how much the agency has spent on global health efforts from FY2001 to FY2010, and discusses how funding to each of its programs has changed during this period.

Author: Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Congressional Research Service

Publication date: August 2009

Coordinating Office for Global Health (website)

The website of the CDC’s Global Health Office outlines its work in areas including global AIDS, malaria, influenza, and global disease detection.

Emerging Infectious Diseases (website)

The website of the CDC’s journal includes the contents of the current issue.

Eradication: lessons from the past (website)

This online article published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes a historical account of eradication of diseases.

Author: Donald Henderson

Publication date: December 1999

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (website)

The online version of the CDC’s weekly publication of public health information and recommendations.

National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (116 KB PDF)

A report from the CDC’s National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases outlines the offices’ work in these areas both nationally and internationally.

Protecting the nation’s health in an era of globalization: CDC’s global infectious disease strategy (76 KB PDF)

The CDC’s 2002 strategy is available in the CDC archive.

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publication date: 2002

Public Health Service (website)

An overview of the Public Health Service, part of the US Department of Health & Human Service, features descriptions of the Health Service’s offices and agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tuberculosis: International efforts and issues for Congress (343 KB PDF)

This report discusses key issues for consideration by the US Congress as it debated the proper level and use of funds for global efforts against tuberculosis.

Author: Tiaji Salaam-Blyther, Congressional Research Service

Publication date: October 2007

Department of Defense (DoD)

The Department of Defense's Organizational Involvement in Global Health

This organizational chart shows how specific agencies within the Department of Defense engage in global health.

Author: Science Speaks blog

Publication date: May 2013

The US Department of Defense & Global Health

This report provides the first comprehensive look at the department's role in global health, examining its organizational structure, activities, strategy, policy, and budget for activities related to global health.

Author: Kaiser Family Foundation

Publication date: October 2012

DoD and PATH

This fact sheet describes the collaborations between the US Department of Defense and PATH to enhance the health of the world's poorest people.

Author: PATH

Publication date: March 2012

International Health Research Act of 1960 (website)

Spells out US law for biomedical research.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The CTSA Program at NIH: Opportunities for Advancing Clinical and Translational Research

This IOM committee report found that the CTSA program is contributing significantly to advancing clinical and translational research, and recommends a number of revisions that could make the program more efficient and effective and could ensure future successes.

Author: Institute of Medicine

World RePORT

This website tracks biomedical research funded by US government agencies worldwide. World RePORT also includes information on biomedical research funded by several other major ogranizations.

Author: National Institutes of Health

Accelerating the Development of New Drugs and Diagnostics: Maximizing the Impact of the Cures Acceleration Network - Workshop Summary

On June 4–5, 2012, the Institute of Medicine Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation held, at the request of National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a workshop -- bringing together members of federal government agencies, the private sector, academia, and advocacy groups -- to explore options and opportunities in the implementation of Cures Acceleration Network. This document summarizes the workshop.

Author: Institute of Medicine

Map of NIAID clinical trials

This website hosts an Interactive map of all National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases clinical trials

Author: National Institutes of Health

Clinical Studies in Your Own Backyard

This interactive map shows all NIH clinical trials in the United States

Author: National Institutes of Health

Charter: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council

This amended charter defines the objectives and makeup of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Author: Department of Health and Human Services

Charter: Cures Acceleration Network Review Board

This charter defines the objectives and makeup of the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board.

Author: Department of Health and Human Services

NIH's Role in Sustaining the US Economy

This factsheet gives a more indepth look at how the NIH has created and sustained jobs in the United States.

Author: the National Institutes of Health

NIH... Turning Discovery into Health

This factsheet gives examples of NIH's impact on the US economy.

Author: the National Institutes of Health

NIH... Turning Discovery into Health

This factsheet explains how 60 years of research in infectious diseases has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostics tests, and other technologies that have improved the lives of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Author: the National Institutes of Health

Factsheet on NIH and global health research

This factsheet explores the role of NIH in global health research and development activities.

Author: Research!America

Publication date: August 2011

About NIH (website)

This section of the National Institutes of Health’s website explains its mission and outlines its work in conducting and supporting medical research.

Fogarty International Center newsletter (website)

This website contains issues of Global Health Matters, the newsletter of the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences, the international arm of the NIH.

Global Health (52 KB PDF)

This fact sheet for a general audience sums up what is meant by “global health” and outlines how the NIH is involved in health in developing countries.

Author: National Institutes of Health

Publication date: September 2006

In your own backyard: How NIH funding helps your state’s economy (214 KB PDF)

This report outlines Families USA’s analysis of the overall impact of NIH funding on each state’s economy, focusing on economic activity generated by NIH spending in three areas: business activity, employment, and earnings.

Author: Families USA’s Global Health Initiative

Publication date: June 2009

John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences (website)

The Fogarty International Center is the international arm of the NIH and addresses global health issues through collaborative research, training programs, and international partnerships.

NIAID: partnerships (website)

This web page includes key information on the Institute’s partnerships with other organizations working in similar fields.

NIAID: role in global research (website)

This web page describes the NIAID’s support of  global research, including a listing of NIAID research by region.

National Institutes of Health (website)

This is the main website of the National Institutes of Health, the agency primarily involved in conducting and supporting medical research in the United States.

NIH Common Fund (website)

The NIH Common Fund, described at this website, supports cross-cutting programs involving the participation of at least two NIH institutes or centers in an effort to encourage collaboration.

NIH Office of Technology Transfer (website)

The NIH’s Office of Technology Transfer—described at this website—evaluates, protects, markets, licenses, monitors, and manages NIH and US Food and Drug Administration discoveries and inventions.

NIH: translational research (website)

This website describes the challenges to communications between those conducting basic research and those involved in clinical care. It also outlines NIH efforts to translate new scientific knowledge to clinical care providers and learn from them.

NIH TRND announcement (website)

This news release announces the May 2009 formation of the NIH’s first integrated drug development pipeline to produce new treatments for rare and neglected diseases, called the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program (TRND).

NIH director Francis Collins constituents’ meeting (website)

A videocast of a September 2009 meeting between Collins and NIH.

US Department of Health & Human Services (website)

This is the website of the US federal government agency that houses the NIH.

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID Infographic: Making an Impact
This infographic is the first in a series that highlights innovation at USAID, as well as how the agency's cost-effective solutions transform lives worldwide.
Author: US Agency for International Development
Publication date: January 2011

USAID IMPACTblog (website)

The IMPACTblog, launched in May 2010, shares updates about the US Agency for International Development's current activities, as well as stories of success and challenges in the field.

Food and Drug Administration

US Food and Drug Administration (website)

The website of the US agency responsible for assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of drugs, medical devices, the US food supply, and other products has extensive links to information about the FDA’s work.

Code of federal regulations: FDA regulation (website)

This website allows visitors to search for FDA regulations.

FDA international arrangements (website)

This web page provides access to the agreements the FDA holds with other countries and international organizations.

Office of International Programs (website)

This website, part of the FDA’s broader site, outlines the agency’s international work, including its efforts in capacity building, geographic programs, and multilateral relations.

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (website)

This web page, part of the FDA’s broader website, explains FDA’s work within the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, including the expedited review process for  antiretroviral therapies.

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