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President signs into law Global Health Innovation Act

President Trump signed into law in early January the Global Health Innovation Act,a bipartisan bill to support efforts by the US Agency for International Development to develop affordable, appropriate technologies to advance the health of people in the world's poorest places.
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GHTC releases brief analyzing WHO draft roadmap for access

Following the release of the World Health Organization's (WHO) final draft of its Road Map for Access to Medicines, Vaccines and Other Health Products, GHTC has published a new policy brief analyzing the contents of the road map and the potential implications, if approved.

Member Spotlight: Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists, and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We bring together more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

Why we're needed

Health technologies have the potential to save millions of lives. New tools are needed to slow the global threat of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, and tackle many other pressing health needs. For diseases and conditions primarily affecting people in the world’s poorest places, there is little to no commercial market to spur R&D. Strong investment and innovative solutions are needed to catalyze the development of new technologies to bring health and opportunity within reach for all people.

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WHO Member States Must Increase Investments in R&D for New Tools to Meet Urgent Health Challenges

Next week’s World Health Assembly will be setting priorities that have enormous life-altering implications for billions of people around the world. The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is calling on World Health Organization (WHO) member states to increase investments in research and development (R&D), as new tools and technologies are essential for meeting urgent challenges, from achieving universal health coverage (UHC) to fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), and emerging threats like Ebola.

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GHTC director quoted in Global Health Now article highlighting issues to watch at WHA

GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi was quoted in a Global Health Now article previewing the issues to watch at the 72nd World Health Assembly.

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Research Roundup: WHO unveils online resource to guide neglected disease R&D, major funding announcements for snakebite research, and TB Alliance awarded grants to develop TB drug candidates

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Research Roundup: Warning to address drug-resistant TB, a new Ebola vaccine strategy in DRC, and FDA takes step to bolster research on pregnant and lactating women

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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