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)*

Funding in million U.S. dollars
Total4,055
HIV/AIDS1,451
Tuberculosis685
Malaria663
Diarrhoeal diseases171
Kinetoplastids149
Bacterial pneunomia/meningitis92
Salmonella infections90
Worms and flukes89
Dengue fever80
Hepatitis C genotype 4,5, and 646
Leprosy10
Cryptococcal meningitis7.7
Snakebite envenoming6.6
Hepatitis B5.7
Buruli ulcer3.3
Trachoma2.1
Leptospirosis1.7
Rheumatic fever1.7
Mycetoma0.9
Platform technologies43
Multi-disease vector control products31
Core funding of a multidisease
R&D organization
363
Unspecified disease63
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

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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