NIH, U.S. agencies pay for nearly half of global health R&D

Uncle Sam has been a champion of backing research of global health concerns that plague populations well outside of U.S. borders, according to a study by Global Health Technologies. In fact, U.S. agencies led by the National Institutes of Health have footed 45% of the bill covering research of diseases such as HIV and other scourges to global health, spending $12.7 billion over the past decade. Yet much of that funding went into basic research, and the study calls for greater focus on backing work to translate findings into treatments. Article