New Cooperation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Disease

New Cooperation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Disease

01.30.12 | By

Impressive efforts are increasingly underway to bring together biopharmaceutical research companies, world governments and key non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the global fight against often neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Today, Reuters has an interesting article on a new effort detailing how biopharmaceutical research companies are cooperating to donate both medicines and scientific know-how in a new push to try and eliminate 10 of the most pervasive NTDs by the year 2020. The article explains: "In a project expected to affect the lives of a billion people worldwide, the partnership pledged more than $785 million to support NTD research and development (R&D) and strengthen drug distribution and treatment programs."

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations has just released an important new report detailing both how needed this effort is and what it will take to be successful. Read the report.

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