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R&D for Diarrhoeal Diseases

While preventive measures such as clean drinking water and sanitation can reduce the risk of infection from diarrheal diseases, research and development (R&D) of new tools is equally important, particularly for vaccines as they can prevent infection. This fact sheet examines funding for diarrheal disease R&D globally from 2007 to 2011 and discusses the need to increase the focus on under-funded disease areas, diversify funding sources, and balance funding distribution between basic research and product development.

Author: Policy Cures

Published: 2013

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Resource types: Fact sheet

Diseases/vaccines: Shigellosis and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), Rotavirus

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Immunization financing, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global