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Emily Conron
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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PATH/Doune Porter
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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TAG/Hollander Snow Studio
Funding for TB research drops for the first time in eight years

Each year since 2006, TAG has tracked spending on research and development (R&D) for new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines to improve TB treatment and prevention.

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PATH/ Francesca Holme
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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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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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.

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Budget compromise re-opens the federal government

In this guest post, Jenny Howell—senior policy & advocacy associate at PATH working with the GHTC—writes about the new budget compromise that re-opened the federal government, as well as the effect of the government shutdown on health research programs.

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Vaccinate against the brain drain

In this guest post, Elisabeth Wilhelm, senior media specialist at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), writes about the need to invest in the next generation of researchers and scientists in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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.

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New tool to understand global health regulatory requirements

In this guest post, Tricia Aung—the GHTC’s regulatory associate—writes about a new database that provides easy access to information on global health regulatory information.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
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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How did health research fare at the UN General Assembly?

After a busy week of negotiating police barricades and security checks in New York during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), we’re back in Washington, DC, with more thinking about the post-2015 development agenda and some reflections about what was heard throughout the week.

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What’s ahead on the Hill: An update on the government shutdown and global health R&D programs

In this guest post, Jenny Howell—senior policy & advocacy associate at PATH working with the GHTC—writes about how the government shutdown and budget negotiations in Congress will impact global health research and development (R&D) programs across the federal government.

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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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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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The power to save millions of lives

In this guest post, Rachel Wilson—senior director of Policy and Advocacy at PATH—writes about a new report focused on health innovations for women and children worldwide.

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A big week for global health, innovation, and the post-2015 development agenda

This week, many GHTC members will be in New York for the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA), where, among other topics, progress toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be addressed.

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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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New GHTC resources highlight FDA’s critical role in global health

The GHTC has long stressed that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical part in efforts to improve global public health.

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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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New paper examines research funding for diseases and conditions of poverty

In this guest post, Claire Wingfield—product development policy officer at PATH—writes about a new paper she developed for the GHTC that outlines key funding challenges and opportunities for global health research and development (R&D).

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