Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Coherence for Health

Innovation for New Medicines for Infectious Diseases

In series:The Development Dimensionview more titles

Published on April 14, 2009

In developing countries, 6 out of 10 people die from infectious diseases. Nearly 1 billion humans suffer from a neglected infectious disease, according to the World Health Organisation. Yet less than 1% of the new drugs placed on the market from 1975 to the turn of the century were developed for these diseases. This book looks at ways of improving the availability of medicines for infectious diseases through strengthened coherence in health, trade, science and technology, development co-operation and finance.


Acronyms and Abbreviations
Neglected and Emerging Infectious Diseases
What Are the Problems?
Present Policy Solutions Being Used to Address the Problems of Neglected Infectious Diseases
Moving Forward
Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
Annex D
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