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Financing The War Against the Global Diabetes Epidemic

FINANCING THE WAR AGAINST THE GLOBAL DIABETES EPIDEMIC TOP GLOBAL FUNDERS OF DIABETES RESEARCH More than 382 million people worldwide are living with diabetes; in 2013 the disease killed 5.1 million people-half under the age of 60. (Ranked by Number of Papers in Which Funding Entity is Expressly Acknowedged) Thomson Reuters has identified the top 35 leading organizations funding diabetes research by examining the number of times they were expressly acknowledged in research papers. The figures suggest that, in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, research output and regional funding are not keeping pace with the increasing incidence of diabetes. 1 US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch: Prominent Funders of Diabetes Research, 2008-2013 13,436 2 http://sciencewatch.com 2 NATIONAL NATURAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OF CHINA Note: The referenced research papers are only those in which the top 35 funding organizations have been acknowledged. 3,354 3 JDRF (US) EUROPE NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST ASIA 2,547 & CARIBBEAN 56 M 72 M 4 US NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES 37 M AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES 84,879 79,392 5,912 2,527 11 5 CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF HEALTH RESEARCH 17 2,281 3 6 NOVO NORDISK 2,170 7 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF JAPAN 2,042 WESTERN PACIFIC 138 M 8 U.S. NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE MIDDLE EAST 47,526 e 1,850 AND NORTH AFRICA CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA 35 M 6 9 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION AFRICA 1,700 24 M 20 M 6,960 10 PFIZER, INC. 7,675 1,581 1,548 *Figures for North America inclucde the Caribbean **Figures for Western Pacific incluce Australla KEY/LEGEND: = Research M =1 Million SOURCES: Thom son Reuters Web of Science"; = People with Diabetes = Organizations among top 35 funders Papers International Diabetes Federation *Regions as identified by the International Diabetes Federation

Financing The War Against the Global Diabetes Epidemic

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More than 382 million people worldwide are living with diabetes; in 2013 the disease killed 5.1 million people—half under the age of 60. Thomson Reuters has identified the top 35 leading organizat...

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