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Foundation warns of stagnating public health funds

Meagre budgets leave institutions in the lurch, as their number almost doubles

A foundation has urged the Italian government to spend more on public health research—in the same week that the country’s media hailed the isolation of the coronavirus by the Spallanzani hospital in Rome.

Fondazione GIMBE, a foundation specialised in medical and health research, has released preliminary data from a soon-to-be-published report on research funding in public healthcare. The data show that the overall amount spent on such research in Italy has remained the same for 20 years.

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