2015 was an important year in the fight against diseases of poverty. At the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the international community set the clock running on the challenge to end the epidemics of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases by 2030.

In order to achieve this, governments throughout the world need to urgently scale up their investment in global health innovation — developing new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics that will be key to a 2030 that is free from diseases of poverty.

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