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Ansley Kahn
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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Improving the affordability, availability, and acceptability of health technologies for low- and middle-income countries

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 issues surrounding access to global health products.

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For 2015, the call for innovation is loud and clear

“We cannot solve what we need to solve with existing interventions—we need science and technology,” said Gary Cohen, executive vice president at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), at an official side event at the 6th Session of the Opening Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals this week in New York City.

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The human face of global health R&D: Ted Prusik and USAID

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

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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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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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The end of AIDS requires increased commitments to research

In this guest post, Anupama Dathan—health research assistant for ONE—writes about a new report that examines global commitments to ending the AIDS pandemic.

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Three key research developments you might have missed from the ASTMH Annual Meeting

In this guest post, Jaclyn Schiff—American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Director of Communications—highlights news in global health research presented during the recent ASTMH Annual Meeting.

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PATH/Dan Chang
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/Evelyn Hockstin
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 role of HIV research in ending AIDS: New developments in HIV vaccine and prevention science

In this guest post, Emily Donaldson—program coordinator at AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention—writes about an upcoming congressional briefing on November 18 that will highlight the latest in HIV/AIDS research and development.

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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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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 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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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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