Who sets the global health research agenda? The challenge of multi-bi financing

PLoS Med. 2012;9(9):e1001312. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001312. Epub 2012 Sep 25.


As part of a cluster of articles critically reflecting on the theme of “no health without research,” Devi Sridhar discusses a major challenge in the governance of research funding: “multi-bi” financing that allows the priorities of funding bodies to dictate what health issues and diseases are studied.

MeSH terms

  • Financing, Organized*
  • Global Health / economics*
  • Health Priorities / economics
  • Humans

Grant support

No specific funding was received for writing this article.