5. Making Progress: Research Matters
Research has been key in the fight against some of the world’s deadliest diseases—smallpox, polio, measles, rubella–and it is key to developing new and more effective tools to combat today’s global plagues. Without research, we cannot build up our grossly inadequate medical arsenal to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.
This section includes the following documents to help explain why more research is needed.
In Brief: Making Progress—Research Matters
Why research is a strategic tool in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases.
Research: Critical for Global Health
A one-page explanation of why research is crucial for global health
Why Research Matters
A detailed overview of the numerous reasons why research is vital for improving global health
Investing in Global Health Research: Government Should Play a Larger Role
A discussion of why research is important for global health and why the government should expand its current investment in global health research
Why Money Matters: The R&D Funding Game
A graphic illustration showing why federal funding is so important for global health research
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