FOCUS: how Americans benefit from global health research

May / June 2017 | Volume 16, Issue 3

Doctor puts stethoscope on baby's back while mother holds the baby, all seated on ground, tarps in background
Photo by David Snyder for Fogarty/NIH

​To protect the health and safety of Americans, Fogarty has for three decades managed grant programs that build scientific expertise in developing countries, ensuring there is local capacity to detect and address pandemics at their point of origin, contain outbreaks and minimize their impact. Fogarty also convenes the best scientific minds to address critical global health research problems such as pandemic response, antimicrobial resistance and strengthening research capacity in Africa.

Whether developing scientific expertise to help contain and manage diseases such as Ebola and Zika, or enabling unique research abroad to advance our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, Fogarty programs are laying the foundation that makes research possible in many low- and middle-income countries.

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