The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) has released its third annual policy report, which documents US leadership in driving the research and development that saves lives around the world. Housed at PATH and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GHTC includes almost 40 organizations advocating for research and development of tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat global diseases so health solutions are available when populations need them.
Sustaining Progress: Creating US Policies to Spur Global Health Innovation highlights recent scientific and policy achievements that have spurred the development of game-changing health products such as vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics. It also offers recommendations for how US policymakers can continue to make the critical investments that will produce the next generation of lifesaving health tools.
The report makes recommendations in three areas: public financing, regulatory pathways, and incentives and innovative financing. The recommendations are: