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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: Rotavirus vaccine receives WHO prequalification, mosquito repellent paint, and new health security partnership

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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Jonathan Torgovnik
Changing the reality of diarrheal disease

When you walk into a diarrheal disease health clinic in a place like Bangladesh, the reality of the disease strikes you immediately.

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Why R&D matters for maternal and child health

In this guest post, Sarah Alexander—director of external relations for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—writes about the groundswell of momentum surrounding maternal and child health and the role research and development (R&D) can play in helping more babies have a healthy start to life.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
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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EDCTP2: What it means for European support for global health R&D

In this guest post, Renate Baehr—executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung—writes about the next rendition of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and how its expansion will impact more lives in low- and middle-income countries.

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World Health Assembly roundup: News on research and innovation

The annual World Health Assembly (WHA) has come and gone once again, and this time there’s a lot of exciting news to report on the innovation front.

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Architect of the Capitol
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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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
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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Perspectives from nonprofits on accelerating product development and improving access for low- and middle-income countries

In this guest post, Claire Wingfield—product development policy officer at PATH—writes about a series of papers she developed for the GHTC that outlines key challenges, lessons, and potential solutions in advancing research and development (R&D) to address poverty-related and neglected diseases and conditions.

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AVAC
Celebrating progress on World AIDS Vaccine Day

Yesterday, May 18, marked the observance of World AIDS Vaccine Day­­–an annual event to focus attention on the need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.

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Path/Mike Wang
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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PATH/Patrick McKern
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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Aaron Joel Santos
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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PAHO
Celebrating 20 years of public health advancements: Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Scientific Symposium

In a fitting way to kick off World Immunization Week, several hundred people gathered Friday, April 25th to celebrate significant achievements in vaccinology over the past two decades and to examine solutions for overcoming remaining hurdles at the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
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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When surviving the disease means surviving the cure

In this guest post, Dr. Mel Spigelman—president and CEO of the TB Alliance—writes about advancing the first-ever drug regimen designed to treat both drug-sensitive and some forms of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) to a global Phase III clinical

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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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
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.

GHTC
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PATH/Matthew Dakin
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.

GHTC
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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Global Health Security—A Priority for All

The US government’s recent commitment to global health security recognizes that health security is an essential part of every nation’s national security. As both Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CDC Director Tom Frieden have said, “A health threat anywhere is a health threat everywhere.”

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