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Bridging the Gap: Improving Clinical Development and the Regulatory Pathways for Health Products for Neglected Diseases

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  • Thomas J. Bollyky

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There has been tremendous progress over the last decade in the development of health products for neglected diseases. These include drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for malaria and tuberculosis, which kill millions of people annually, plus other diseases like changes and dengue fever, which may less familiar, but nonetheless exact a large and often lethal toll in the world’s poorest communities. Led by product development public- private partnerships (PDPs) and fueled by the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other donors, there are now dozens of candidate products in the pipeline. [Working Paper No. 217]

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  • Thomas J. Bollyky, 2010. "Bridging the Gap: Improving Clinical Development and the Regulatory Pathways for Health Products for Neglected Diseases," Working Papers id:2640, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2640
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    health products; drugs; vaccines; malaria; tuberculosis; dengue fever; development public- private partnerships; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; National Institutes of Health;

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