Fund global health: Save lives and money

Science. 2017 Jun 9;356(6342):1018-1019. doi: 10.1126/science.aan4683.


The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) equips low and middle income countries with the expertise to contain epidemics at their source, concomitantly minimizing risk of spread to the U.S. Considering the comparative cost of a public health emergency response, such as Congressional appropriations during the Ebola outbreak, the Fogarty budget is overwhelmingly cost-effective. Nonetheless, the White House has proposed abolishing this crucial program. Support of the Fogarty Center should be a priority for the current Administration to secure the health of the American people.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / economics*
  • Budgets
  • Communicable Diseases / therapy
  • Global Health / economics*
  • International Cooperation*
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)* / economics
  • Neglected Diseases / prevention & control
  • Neglected Diseases / therapy
  • Research Support as Topic*
  • United States