This fact sheet by the GHTC describes the important role USAID plays in global health research and development, as well as offers policy recommendations for how the agency and Congress can continue to ensure the development of global health tools for low-resourced settings.
Each year, the GHTC releases a policy report that includes recommendations for how US policymakers can continue to advance innovation and save lives around the world. A print version (1.5 MB PDF) of the report is also available.
For the first time, an oral cholera vaccine has shown sustained protection for five years against the disease. The clinical study results showed that the vaccine has a 65 percent efficacy rate over a five-year period. The oral cholera vaccine was developed through a collaboration between the International Vaccine Institute and the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases.