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Table 3 Annual health research expenditures of key multilateral funding organizations of health research

From: The 10 largest public and philanthropic funders of health research in the world: what they fund and how they distribute their funds

Funding organization Year for which funding data were collected Expenditures on health research (in million 2013 US $) Specificity of the funding dataa Research area that the funding data refer toa Reporting format of the funding dataa
World Health Organization (WHO) 2006 135.0 I A 1
World Bank 2011 2.1 I A 1
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) 2011 0.0 I A 1
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) (including the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm)) 2013 0.0 I A 1
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 2013 0.0
UNAIDS 2013 0.0
UNITAID No data
  1. WHO data on annual health research expenditures were derived from an article by Terry et al. [55]. The Global Fund and UNAIDS data were acquired through personal communications. For the other organizations, no data were available or could be provided. For these organizations, annual health research expenditures were approximated by extracting expenditure figures from G-FINDER, which is limited to health research focused on product development (not available for UNITAID) [54]. It should be noted that some of these organizations, such as the World Bank, conduct a substantial amount of health policy research every year. Since G-FINDER’s data were the only data available on World Bank expenditures on health research, policy research expenditures have not been included
  2. aSee note a under Table 1