Report highlights a ‘second valley of death’ that threatens to keep developed malaria products from reaching those most in need
This new report combines original research with regularly reported data on funding for basic research and product development. It is the first time a report has quantified the funds not only devoted to initial product development but to the additional research to improve access to those prevention or treatment products. The research for implementation included implementation research, operational research, and health systems research.
Average annual funding for basic research and product development (as distinct from research for implementation) falls short of the need.
This analysis shows that malaria research and development does not need an endless blank check, but rather, requires targeted funding to develop customizable toolboxes designed to meet the unique needs of each country and region.