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Spending on neglected diseases has increased, says report

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 20 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1220

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  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    A substantial increase in global spending on health research over the last decade has boosted funds available for neglected diseases that mainly affect poor, developing countries, the Global Fund for Health Research said in its annual report.

    The report, published this month, found that spending on health research worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1998, helped by large donations from governments and charitable foundations for diseases that affect poor people, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and dengue fever.

    Stephen Matlin, head of the Geneva based organisation, …

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