From Breakthroughs Blog: Contraceptives

 
PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Single-dose drug for recurrent malaria, long-acting contraceptive self-administered via microneedles, and fast diagnosis of viruses

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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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Male birth control one step closer to reality, three-in-one HIV drug launched, and powdered polio vaccine brings new hope

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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Celebrating ten years of GHTC & a decade of progress in global health innovation

As we close out our 10th anniversary year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our shared progress and celebrate the headlines and moments that shaped global health R&D over the past decade. Check out some of the highlights...

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Andrew Loxley, Court
Empowerment—the payoff of new HIV prevention tools for young women

Evidence shows that when women are both empowered and healthy, they are more likely to have healthy families, educate their children, and make positive social and economic contributions to society. New discreet and long-acting HIV prevention tools have the potential to empower women to protect their own health and unlock their potential.

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A cornucopia of thanks

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, GHTC asked our members and staff to share what they are most thankful for in global health.

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Research Roundup: Identifying people at-risk for TB, a device to aid IUD insertion, and vaccines against cancer

In this week's Research Roundup, we look at gene risk for tuberculosis, a new tool to help with inserting IUDs, and vaccines to prevent and treat cancer.

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365 review: Top global health innovation news of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Global Health Technologies Coalition is reflecting on the past year in global health innovation.

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Research Roundup: the first kid-friendly TB treatment, enlisting smartphones to diagnose malaria, and promising new microbicides

GHTC member TB Alliance announced last week the creation of the first-ever child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines, which are currently undergoing regulatory review by the World Health Organization and should be available in early 2016.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Female condoms: the feel and shape of things to come

Take a stroll through any pharmacy and you’ll see shelves stacked with male condoms of many varieties, but look for a female condom and you aren't likely to find one for sale.

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PATH/Doune Porter
Four reasons to visit the Contraceptive Technology Innovation Exchange today

Over the past several decades, overall investment in contraceptive R&D has declined dramatically. The result? Renewed commitment and partnerships will be required to ensure that new contraceptive methods advance through the development pipeline and that access to the final products is affordable and equitable.

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Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia

Last week, GHTC member PATH launched the Caya® contoured diaphragm in the United States, after developing and testing nearly 200 prototypes to ensure the product was safe, effective, and user friendly.

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PATH/Nguyen Ba Quang
Research Roundup: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome R&D, G7 support for antimicrobial and neglected tropical disease R&D, patient safety and the 21st Century Cures Act, and the contraceptive pipeline

The zoonotic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan called “a threat to the entire world” has spread to South Korea. More than 100 cases and 10 deaths have been reported, making it the largest outbreak outside of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Research Roundup: cross-sector partnerships to advance drug discovery, global recommendations for contraceptive use, and a diagnostic that detects lifetime viral exposure

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)—a member of the GHTC—is partnering with pharmaceutical companies Eisai Co., Shionogi & Co., Takeda Pharmaceutical, and AstraZeneca to accelerate early-stage research for drugs against Chagas and leishmaniasis.

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Mothers of innovation: Five mothers who have transformed global health

Breakthrough ideas are like children—they start small, they need constant nurturing, they don’t always develop according to schedule, but they change lives forever.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: FDA Commissioner to step down, a Grand Challenge for neglected diseases, funding for reproductive health research and development, and more

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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The state of reproductive health R&D for developing countries

In this guest post, Dale Halliday—an analyst at Policy Cures—discusses the finding of Policy Cures’ report on funding for reproductive health technology research and development (R&D) in developing countries.

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Ten global health advancements I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving

As global health advocates, our work often requires us to focus on unmet needs—such as the number of people worldwide who still die from preventable diseases each year, or the lack of adequate resources and investment to tackle these diseases.

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HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group
First-ever conference devoted solely to HIV prevention R&D taking place in uncertain funding environment

Progress toward new tools to prevent HIV infection—including vaccines, microbicides, the use of antiretroviral treatment as HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and a host of other options—is being presented and discussed at the inaugural HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P) in Cape Town this week.

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PATH/Will Boase
Research Roundup: EDCTP Forum, Sayana® Press, a new dengue vaccine, the 21st Century Cures Initiative, and more

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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How R&D is saving #momandbaby and helping children reach their #5thbday

Tomorrow US policymakers and global health advocates will come together to talk progress made on preventing maternal and child deaths.

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New fact sheet outlines the global health R&D pipeline and why US support is so important

In the past, the United States has contributed to important breakthroughs in global health—from the eradication of smallpox to a 74 percent drop in measles deaths worldwide.

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New technologies in family planning

In this guest post, Dr. Judy Manning from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Dr. Zeda Rosenberg from the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) discuss the need for new and improved contraceptive options for women worldwide.

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