In 2018 FESTMIH co-signed the position paper EU support for Global Health Research & Innovation. Recommendations for the future Framework Programme. The paper calls upon the European Parliament to increase the research budget, and for increased attention to addressing the burden of poverty-related and neglected tropical diseases within the proposed new EU research agenda. The initiative is coordinated by DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) who brought together a number of European partners, including FESTMIH, around the need for more European R&D funding to diseases related to poverty. Read more on the recent voting of the European Parliament on the research agenda.