Originally posted in GE Reports.
A vaccine to combat diarrheal deaths in India. A bed net to protect against malaria in Malawi.
If this is what comes to mind when you think about the impact of U.S. government funding for global health research and development (R&D), you’re right. These U.S.-supported technologies are saving millions of lives globally. But you may be surprised to learn that jobs in New Jersey and economic growth in Georgia should also be added to the list.
While U.S.-funded global health R&D is advancing innovations that are improving health worldwide, it is also paying huge dividends for America. Here are three ways* how:
- It creates U.S. jobs and economic growth
- It saves money
- It keeps us safe
*details for each can be found in the original article