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Global health R&D delivers for Washington

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$783.9 million
to Washington research institutions
9,700+ new jobs
for Washington
Global health R&D at work in Washington

Several million babies born each year in Africa and Asia can’t breastfeed due to prematurity or cleft lip or palate. Tools such as breast pumps and bottles are impractical and unhygienic in settings that lack clean water and electricity. To help save these infants from starving, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and PATH developed the NIFTY cup, a soft, silicone bowl with a tiny reservoir that allows these infants to lap up lifesaving breast milk.

  • 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: PATH/Patrick McKern