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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: a two-drug HIV treatment found equally effective as three drugs, experimental Ebola treatments show promise in lab study, and WHO upgrades list of essential diagnostic tests

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: a two-drug HIV treatment found equally effective as three drugs, experimental Ebola treatments show promise in lab study, and WHO upgrades list of essential diagnostic tests

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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Contraceptives and HIV trial, identification of protective antibodies may be key to malaria vaccine, and Drug Transparency Observatory launched In France

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/Matthew Dakin
Research Roundup: FDA advisory panel recommends approval of TB Alliance's TB treatment, innovation in women's health, and British syringe-free vaccine maker set to shake up the industry

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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Medicines for Malaria Venture
Saving two lives, not just one: medicines for malaria during pregnancy

An estimated 125 million pregnancies around the world are at risk from malaria annually. For both mother and baby, the disease is potentially life-threatening and babies that do survive are often born with low birth weight, which is associated with negative impact on development.

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: An experimental Ebola cure may also protect against Nipah virus, gender inequality in clinical trials, and FDA authorizes first Zika diagnostic test for marketing

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 Takeaways from WHA 72

Against a backdrop of mounting global health challenges, the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) convened last week, with politicians, philanthropists, business executives, and civil society leaders all descending upon Geneva. GHTC was on the scene—attending side events, technical briefings, and following the official agenda. Here are our top four takeaways from this year’s assembly.

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: WHO Foundation, Algeria and Argentina declared malaria free, and scientists break away from 'cold chain' to deliver vaccines

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/Gabe Bienczycki
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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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Innovating the way towards UHC at WHA

Universal health coverage (UHC) will take center stage at the World Health Assembly later this month. While there are many building blocks to achieve UHC, one integral pillar that is too often overlooked is innovation—the creation of new and improved drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. Global health research and development is indispensable in delivering on the vision of quality health for all.

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Global Health Technologies Coalition
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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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Study finds drugs stop HIV transmission, polio endgame strategy includes new technologies and vaccines, and FDA approves first ever vaccine for dengue fever

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/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: World's first malaria vaccine, how to shape research to advance global health, and lotion that protects from malaria

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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Members of Congress push back at President’s budget cuts to global health research

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) includes cuts that—if enacted—would hamstring the research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. Since the release of the budget request in early March, however, lawmakers from both parties have expressed their commitment to shielding critical funding strings from the president’s scissors.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: AI advancing drug development, malaria vaccine tested in large clinical trial, and first-in-human universal flu vaccine trial

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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: WHO emergency panel meets about Ebola in DRC, new study reveals HIV vulnerabilities, and how Global Health Investment Fund is revolutionizing impact investing

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/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Tiny guillotine decapitates mosquitoes to fight malaria, new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, and faster and cheaper test to detect 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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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Contraceptive jewelry may be new family planning option, microneedle technology receives green light, and aspirin to fight TB

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/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: the cost of wiping out TB, a global hub for AMR, and US begins $10 million vaccine project against Marburg virus

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/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Study finds safer & shorter treatment for Chagas, Trumps budget proposes cuts to biomedical research, and FDA accepts new drug application for pretomanid in combination TB regimen

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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