EU Investment in Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases
On September 26th 2012, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW), a German foundation, launched a specially commissioned report from Policy Cures, titled “Saving Lives and Creating Impact: EU Investment in Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases.” The new study quantifies for the first time, the domestic benefits the EU derives from public investment in poverty-related and neglected diseases, including at least 13,000 jobs created between and 2002 and 2010 and a further €1.05 in investments into the Union for each €1 of European public PRND R&D spending.
This video was a call to action for greater investment in this area, and it succeeded! On November 28, 2012, the EU’s Industry, Research, and Energy (ITRE) Committee voted to continue funding of R&D for poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRND). This is a major win for health, the international development community, the Gates Foundation (our client in this effort), and most importantly for people around the world suffering from diseases like malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS.
For more information, please visit: www.dsw-online.org