Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

UK Department for International Development to Spend US$214.5 Million Over Five Years on Public-Private Partnerships to Fight Infectious Diseases

August 23, 2013

The U.K.'s Department for International Development (DfID) plans to invest £138 million ($214.5 million) over the next five years "with nine public-private partnerships to support development of drugs, vaccines, insecticides, diagnostic tools and microbicides, all to prevent, diagnose or treat disease," This Is Guernsey reports (8/22). "Diseases to be targeted include HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhea and 'neglected' tropical diseases where there are either no treatments available, or they are difficult to use, or where infections have become resistant to existing drugs," according to Public Finance International. The nine partnerships include the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), TB Alliance, Aeras, New Products for Diarrhea and Malaria (PATH), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), the news service notes (Smulian, 8/23). In a DfID press release, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said, "Working together in product development partnerships, the public and private sectors have a chance to bring together their expertise for the benefit of millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people" (8/22).

Back to other news for August 2013


This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
More News on HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom
Advertisement:
Find out how a Walgreens specially trained pharmacist can help you

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement