Sparking Innovation to Save Lives: How the US Can Advance Global Health Through New Technologies

This second annual policy report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition—a group of almost 40 nonprofit organizations working to increase awareness of the urgent need for vaccines, diagnostics, drugs, microbicides, and other products that save lives in the developing world—outlines some of the steps that will help curb unnecessary deaths, extend lives, and secure healthier futures. Serving as a guide for policymakers, the report documents promising policy actions taken over the past year in the areas of US investments in global health and international development, regulatory pathways to ensure the safety and efficacy of health tools, and incentives and innovative financing mechanisms to spur global health product development. This report offers recommendations for how US policymakers can continue to have a lead in improving health worldwide.

Publication date: January 2011

Available materials

    1. Sparking Innovation to Save Lives (full report) 2.6 MB PDF
    2. Sparking Innovation to Save Lives (brief) 407.2 KB PDF