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Research and development funding for diseases worldwide 2018

This statistic shows the R&D funding granted by institutions to finance the fight against selected diseases in 2018. In that year, there were some 1.45 billion U.S. dollars provided for R&D specifically for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Donated funds for research and development by disease in 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

January 2020



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Supplementary notes

* Figures are in constant 2018 U.S. dollars.
Please note that some of the diseases listed above are actually groups of diseases, such as the diarrhoeal illnesses and helminth infections. This reflects common practice and also the shared nature of research in some areas. For example: Streptococcus pneumoniae R&D is often targeted at both pneumonia and meningitis.

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