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Gamifying global health innovation

GHTC held a Game changers in global health game night on Capitol Hill to educate Congressional staffers about the impact of US leadership in global health research and development (R&D). Our guests ate, drank, played games, and learned how US investments in global health R&D not only saves lives around the world, but also generates benefits here at home in the United States. Here are some of our favorite photos.

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President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.

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Research Roundup: SFOPs funding for FY19, Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa, and new TB drug may shorten treatment time

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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State of the Union HIV pledge links a “once-distant dream” to “scientific breakthroughs”

On February 5, President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. Among the long list of policy proposals and pledges in the speech was one of great interest to the global health research community—an announcement of a new whole-of-government plan to eliminate HIV transmission in the United States by 2030.

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How the partial government shutdown is affecting global health, R&D

As the partial government shutdown stretches into a fifth week – the longest in United States history – news of its impact on agencies essential to global health broadly, and research and development in particular, is taking clearer shape.

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Trump signs spending bill boosting funding for health research

President Trump signed into law a spending bill that pairs full-year fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Defense with a stopgap measure to keep other agencies funded through December—staving off a partial government shutdown on the eve of the end of the fiscal year. Here’s a breakdown of how global health and medical research funding fared.

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10 brilliant technological innovations to save moms and babies

For many mothers and babies around the world, the first 48 hours after birth are the most dangerous of their lives. For eight years, Saving Lives at Birth—spearheaded by USAID—has challenged problem solvers worldwide to create innovative solutions to make birth safer and save lives. Here are ten incredible innovations from this initiative:

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Global health and medical research saved from the chopping block in 2018 spending bill

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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Health R&D saves lives, spurs innovation, and solidifies success

USAID’s latest report to Congress demonstrates how strategic R&D investments are driving positive global health outcomes and saving American taxpayers money

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Five issues to watch in US global health R&D policy in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be another important year for US policy related to global health and medical research. As Congress returns for a busy work session and the White House continues to roll out policy reforms, here are the top five issues GHTC will be following in 2018.

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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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Medical research, global health programs face steep cuts in Trump budget

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. This budget proposes significant cuts to programs that support global health and medical research at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development.

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Trump budget proposes steep cuts to research and foreign assistance that will threaten global health research

What global health advocates need to know about the President's "skinny" budget.

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Research Roundup: Genetic mutations and innovative ways to package food aid

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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Tillerson talks global health and development at Senate confirmation hearing

At his nomination hearing, Secretary of State–designee Rex Tillerson was questioned on women’s empowerment, family planning, development aid, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). GHTC covers what he had to say.

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Research Roundup: Rapid test for bacterial infections, one drug to treat three neglected diseases, and innovations to combat Zika

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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Progress report on health R&D: A Q&A with USAID

USAID's Neal Brandes answers our questions about the agency's latest Health-Related Research and Development Progress Report and USAID's ongoing support for global health R&D.

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The potential, the pitch, and the prize: Innovators compete to save maternal and newborn lives

During the pitches at the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, the questions being asked were not how large the market, but how great the need, and not how much money can be made, but how many lives could be saved.

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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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Celebrating US leadership in global health R&D on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday evening, GHTC was joined on Capitol Hill by congressional champions—Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-4)—and global health community members for a reception celebrating US leadership in global health research and development (R&D) and the launch of the 2015 G-FINDER report, which tracks investment in neglected disease R&D.

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Research Roundup: combatting malaria with forensics, detecting counterfeit drugs out of a suitcase, and preventing the flu without a vaccine

Luminol has long been used to detect blood at crime scenes, as it glows bright blue when it comes into contact with the blood protein hemoglobin, however, new research suggests that it could be repurposed to fight malaria in humans.

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When breastfeeding is not possible: How an innovative cup can save lives

Breast milk is the perfect first food for newborns; it provides nutrients and energy that infants need and contains substances that strengthen their immune systems.

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New legislation aims to #SaveMomsandKids everywhere

In this guest post, Heather Ignatius—senior policy and advocacy officer at PATH—writes about a new bipartisan piece of legislation to accelerate progress towards ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Entering the Shark Tank for maternal and newborn health innovation

Last Wednesday 53 teams of innovators gathered at the International Trade Center in Washington, DC, for the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange—an event resembling a cross between a science fair and an episode of Shark Tank.

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New legislation would strengthen USAID’s role in global health R&D

Update: The Global Health Technologies Coalition is excited to announce that the Global Health Innovation Act (H.R. 2241) passed the House of Representatives on December 18.

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Research Roundup: leadership at USAID, investments in global health research at US universities, and measuring the impact of open innovation

United States President Barack Obama announced last week his intent to nominate Gayle Smith, senior director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council, to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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GHTC briefing highlights importance of global health innovation in protecting US and world from threats like Ebola

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) launched its sixth annual policy report titled Meeting the challenge, seizing the opportunity: US leadership can advance global health R&D with a luncheon and panel discussion on Capitol Hill.

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Research Roundup: Leadership shifts at USAID, new discoveries in tuberculosis research, an emerging model for nonprofit pharmaceutical companies, and more

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last week that Ariel Pabos-Mendez, the assistant administrator for Global Health, will serve as the coordinator for Child and Maternal Survival.

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Research Roundup: R&D in the post-2015 agenda, TB vaccines, the Global Innovation Fund, intellectual property, 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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Research Roundup: New TB drugs, the Global Development Lab, licensing agreements, emergency Ebola research, 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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Four key takeaways from the Africa Leaders Summit

As the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit came to a close last week, it was clear that the energy around the partnerships between the United States and African nations are strong and building momentum.

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A challenge that sparks innovation and saves lives

“Innovation can’t take place if people say we don’t need new tools,” said Partners in Health Co-founder Paul Farmer at an event sponsored by the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development program last week in Washington, DC.

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Investing in global health innovation=smart power

During the past year, leaders from the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)—an advocacy organization promoting diplomacy and development—have traveled across America seeking out innovators and innovations that best demonstrate how strategic US investments in global development can enhance America’s foreign policy and security interests—an approach USGLC calls “smart power” diplomacy.

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House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports

While lawmakers battled it out on the field last week during the annual Congressional Baseball Game (Democrats won for the sixth year in a row!), they found something they could join together on as the House Appropriations Committee easily approved the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee’s (SFOPS) appropriations bill on Tuesday afternoon.

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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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Research Roundup: FY 2015 appropriations, the Human Vaccines Project, Global Development Lab legislation, new HIV treatments, 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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Congress acts on FY 2015 funding; shows lukewarm support for global health R&D

As the DC summer kicks into full swing, Congress has had a busy month moving forward fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding legislation for a variety of government programs including global health research and development (R&D).

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Global health technology legislation introduced in Senate and what that means

The global health research community has a reason to celebrate this weekend. Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced in the US Senate a significant piece of global health legislation that would strengthen global health research programming within the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and improve coordination of global health research and development (R&D) across the US government.

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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A new Lab to harness the power of innovation

In this guest post, Heather Ignatius—senior policy and advocacy officer at PATH—writes about the new Global Development Lab at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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GHTC briefing highlights role of US leadership in global health R&D

“I deeply believe in the importance, power, and influence of research,” said Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) at GHTC’s congressional briefing.

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Congressional budget justifications shed light on FY 2015 global health R&D priorities

As more detailed information about the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget requests to Congress is released, the results continue to be a mixed bag for global health research and development (R&D).

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Obama Administration’s FY 2015 budget request sends mixed signals on global health R&D

Yesterday, the White House released President Obama’s much-anticipated budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Congress passes FY 2014 Omnibus package: Mixed results for global health research

In an increasingly rare show of bipartisanship, Congress has moved forward an appropriations agreement that should finally settle the issue of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding levels.

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The human face of global health R&D: Cynthia Gama and USAID

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is the nation’s lead foreign assistance agency.

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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 human face of global health R&D: Brian D’Cruz and USAID

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is the nation’s lead foreign assistance agency.

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Impacts of federal budget compromise emerging

After two-and-a-half weeks in limbo, government employees were able to return to work on October 17th—when Congress finally reached a temporary agreement to re-open the government.

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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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No more business as usual: USAID’s important role in global health R&D highlighted at Capitol Hill briefing

“You’re in a position to make such a difference and to be innovative with your thinking,” Margaret McCluskey, senior technical advisor at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said to an audience of Congressional staffers at a briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill.

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Architect of the Capitol
Federal budget update, Part 1: State Department and USAID

Recent weeks have seen a flurry of activity for both the House and Senate appropriations committees.

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House subcommittee bill would cut global health and international development programs

The House State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations Subcommittee on Friday held a hearing on its fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget legislation.

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What’s Ahead on the Hill: New bill would improve transparency of US foreign aid programs

Last week, a bipartisan group of legislators in both the House and Senate introduced the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013.

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