Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

U.S. is world’s largest funder of global health research and development

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Report shows investments save lives and dollars

The U.S. government invested $12.7 billion over the past decade in the creation of new vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and other products for neglected diseases in the developing world. That’s according to a new report released by the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) and Policy Cures on Friday.

Of the 45 new products registered in that time to address these neglected diseases that affect more than 1 billion people around the world, the U.S. was involved in the development of 24 of them (or 52 percent).

Late breakers at treatment as prevention workshop: home-based testing, economic benefits of ART, and HIV services for men explored

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The late breaker session at the 2nd International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver Wednesday offered some interesting insights relevant to HIV treatment scale up. Home-based testing Nathan Ford from Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) offered findings from a meta-analysis of home-based testing studies.  Their analysis found that home-based testing was an […]