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Ansley Kahn
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/Dan Chang
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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Courtney Carson/GHTC
From DC to Atlanta: Becoming Better Advocates for CDC Global Health Programs on Capitol Hill

Global health advocates traveled to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month. Here's what they learned about the agency's work.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
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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Achim Hoerauf/Uniklinik Bonn
Research Roundup: Promising Zika drugs, micro-QR codes to fight counterfeit drugs, and a new antibiotic R&D accelerator

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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Marissa Chmiola/GHTC
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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Research Roundup: Placenta-on-a-chip, nasal bacteria against MRSA, and an experimental yellow fever vaccine

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

GHTC
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International Partnership for Microbicides
Research Roundup: The HIV/AIDS and STIs edition

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

GHTC
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Update on Zika R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight the most promising Zika virus vaccine, drug, and diagnostic candidates as well as vector control approaches. 

GHTC
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James Gathany
Research Roundup: Viral hepatitis, treatment for persistent Ebola, E. coli–based vaccines

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

GHTC
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Sanofi Pasteur / Patrick Boulen
Yellow fever: Status of research, development, and access to countermeasures against an emerging epidemic

GHTC breaks down the status of R&D for vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics against yellow fever.

GHTC
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PATH, as secretariat of GHTC
Eight keys to success in building an effective coalition

We share our lessons learned in building a diverse, effective advocacy coalition for global health R&D.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Research Roundup: TB drug development, mosquitoes’ secret weapon, and a new platform for antibiotic R&D

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

GHTC
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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Celebrating over a decade of global health R&D advocacy

From humble origins to the premier advocacy organization focused on global health R&D. We tell the story of the birth of GHTC.

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Architect of the Capitol
Research Roundup: Priority Review Voucher legislation, Toxic Shock Syndrome vaccine, and repurposing existing drugs

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

GHTC
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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Schistosomiasis drug resistance, a nanotechnology vaccine platform, and adjusting doses to bolster the yellow fever vaccine supply

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

GHTC
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Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Diagnostics for malaria, premature birth, and women’s health

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

GHTC
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US Navy
Senate votes to protect medical research at DoD

Today the US Senate voted to protect critical medical research programs at the Department of Defense (DoD).

GHTC
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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
One week of WHA, extensive debate, and two key R&D decisions

As happens every May, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highest governing body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), met last week for its 69th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda was the most packed in recent memory, consisting of more than 70 discussion items, many of which were controversial. Despite the lengthy agenda and difficult conversations, the WHA made two key decisions impacting global health research and development (R&D).

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PATH
Research Roundup: Antimicrobial R&D, pandemic insurance, and Zika countermeasures

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

GHTC
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David Dorward / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: antimicrobial resistance, microbiomes, and more

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

GHTC
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