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Research

Vital Strategies creates high-quality evidence to guide important public health decisions.

Why It Matters

  • 1% The percentage of all funding for health research and development that is allocated to neglected diseases, including tuberculosis.
  • 12.5% The global burden of disease accounted for by neglected diseases, including tuberculosis.
  • 1.6m people die each year from tuberculosis, making it the leading infectious disease cause of death.
  • 54% The percentage of patients with drug-resistant TB treated successfully.

Our Current Focus

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