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UK aid cut threatens non-profit investment in domestic R&D

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Important funding source for nation’s research on global health at risk from reduced aid budget

Global health initiatives that invest tens of millions of pounds in UK R&D each year are at risk of having their funding cut as Dominic Raab looks for savings in the UK’s aid budget.

Product development partnerships (PDPs) are non-profit organisations focused on developing medical products for diseases neglected by the pharmaceutical industry, such as malaria and drug-resistant TB. While the focus of such PDPs is largely on global health, they invest significant amounts in R&D carried out in the UK and internationally.

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