Put your $$ forward

So here I am sitting through another talk listening to studies about tropical diseases good science from all the world including some impressive science from the continent. I will not say much about the scientists but let’s get to the funders. It is interesting that in almost every nation from small islands to big subcontinents, rich people set up institutes and foundations to do good research. Conspicuously absent from the list of donors are billionaires from the country with a third of most of the NTDs. I would like to say, put your $$ forward, but I guess to each their own.

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One thought on “Put your $$ forward

  1. Yeah grant $$ would be good, but a start would be to stop stripping the treasury for fanciful projects such that there’s hardly any $$ left for education, training, research, and implementation!

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