Many of the most significant achievements in human progress have come from harnessing the power of science, technology and innovation to accelerate economic development. In health, new and better ways are being developed to deliver low-cost, high-impact health interventions capable of reaching more people, saving more lives and lowering costs. Through simple, innovative and cost-effective solutions, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is helping to promote health in settings across the world.
USAID’s global health research and development portfolio includes investments in more than 100 technologies in various stages of development. Several of these technologies are expected to be launched within the next 3 years. As these global health research products are developed, further research must inform how best they can be put into use in developing countries. The 2013 Report to Congress: Health-Related Research and Development Progress Report provides an update, broken down by health area, on the Agency’s work under its multiyear strategy for health-related research and development.
Last updated: February 28, 2014