Opening Up Data to Accelerate Research for Neglected Diseases and Global Health

Repost from the Lancet . “Among the many worrisome facets of global health is the lack of adequate treatment, vaccination, and diagnostic tools for diseases predominantly afflicting the poor. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria, and other lesser-known infectious diseases debilitate or kill millions of people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, because most of these patients are poor and marginalized, with little financial or political voice, research and development (R&D) for many of these diseases remains deficient.” Read more here .