Neglected tropical diseases NEED to be studied

The ‘innovation gap’ for neglected tropical diseases is rapidly growing, say Sandeep P. Kishore and colleagues, but research universities in the United States could help close the gap.

Total research funding for diabetes is more than 15 times greater than that for malaria, and more than 100 times that of other diseases such as schistosomiasis.

The authors suggest three key steps to making a meaningful impact on neglected disease research.

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