Regarding the article on the 10/90 gap,1 and a Médecins sans Frontières initiative on neglected diseases, the Global Forum for Health Research was established precisely to help correct this 10/90 gap in health research: that is, the misallocation of funding that means that less than 10% of the US $73 billion spent annually by the public and private sectors combined goes to 90% of the world's health problems.

For reference, one can download our latest report, "The 10/90 Report on Health Research 2001-2002, from our Web site,

Susan Jupp
Senior Communication Officer
Global Forum for Health Research
20 avenue Appia, 1211
Geneva 27, Switzerland

1. R. Lewis, "Fighting the 10/90 gap," The Scientist, 16[10]:22-4, May 13, 2002.

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