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Global health R&D delivers for Georgia

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$349.1 million
to Georgia research institutions
5,800+ new jobs
for Georgia
Global health R&D at work in Georgia

Emory University School of Medicine is supporting early stage clinical trials of a vaccine to prevent infection with chikungunya virus. Chikungunya is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause persistent, debilitating joint pain. The virus, originating in Africa, arrived in the Caribbean several years ago and has since infected more than 2 million people in the Americas, including in the Florida Keys. If approved, the vaccine could be a powerful tool for protection.

  • Methodology
  • USG global health R&D investment to state research institutions/Top USG-funded global health R&D institutions: Authors' analysis of USG investment data from the G-FINDER survey, including funding for R&D for neglected diseases from 2007–2015 and for Ebola and select viral hemorrhagic fevers from 2014–2015. Reflects USG funding received by entities in state including academic and research institutions, product development partnerships, other nonprofits, select corporations, and government research institutions, as well as self-funding or other federal agency transfers received by federal agencies located in state; but excludes pharmaceutical industry data which is aggregated and anonymized in the survey for confidentiality purposes. See methodology for additional details.
  • Jobs created: Based on previous analysis of the economic impact of National Institutes of Health R&D funding and author's analysis described above. See methodology for additional details.
  • Case study photo: Pan American Health Organization