Global notes: the 10/90 gap disparities in global health research

  title={Global notes: the 10/90 gap disparities in global health research},
  author={Dharmapuri Vidyasagar},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  • D. Vidyasagar
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Perinatology
Globally the total amount of money public and private invested in health research and development is estimated to be 73 billion US dollars a year. Although the poor represent 25% of world population they carry a disproportionate burden of disease and ill health. Currently however less than 10% of global funding for research is spent on diseases that afflict more than 90% of the worlds population. This disparity in spending the health research dollars on diseases that affect the rich rather than… 

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