Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Supports $400 Million Congressional Increase for Alzheimer’s Research Funding

Increase is Part of National Institutes of Health (NIH) $2 Billion Funding Boost

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expediting Alzheimer’s clinical trials, applauds today’s $400 million Congressional increase in Alzheimer’s research funding. Under the bipartisan vote, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will receive a $2 billion boost in fiscal year 2017, as it did the previous year. The NIH budget continues to support key areas of research, including Alzheimer’s disease. The new budget sets aside an additional $400 million for Alzheimer’s research for a total of nearly $1.4 billion, a 40 percent increase.

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