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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: Predatory bacteria, genetically engineered mosquitoes, and tracking disease outbreaks from space

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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Rally for medical research: Building a grassroots movement to make medical research a higher national priority

In this guest post, Megan Kane, PhD, communications intern, and Morgan McCloskey, global health intern, from Research!America write about a rally earlier this week in support for health science and research.

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Rally ‘round the research

In this guest post, Regina McEnery—science writer for IAVI Report and VAX—writes about a rally held in Washington, DC, on April 8 to call on federal policymakers to support health research. This post originally appeared on the IAVI Report blog.

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Asking the right research questions to achieve global health goals

In this guest post, Kristina Gryboski—technical advisor for the Child Survival and Health Grants Program at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)—writes about the importance of partnerships to advance health research.

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PATH/Richard Franco
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/Eric Becker
Creating partnerships for innovative, high-impact global health products

For more than 30 years, PATH has been working to advance innovative global health solutions. Partnering is a core part of PATH’s strategy and is fundamental to how we develop and deliver high-impact, cost-effective technologies.

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Budget update: Congress passes budget package for FY2013, while House and Senate introduce starkly different FY2014 budget proposals

Earlier this week, both the House and Senate passed a budget package to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2013, thereby averting a government shutdown when current funding expires on March 27.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Film series highlights need for new TB vaccines worldwide

Aeras is excited to share the trailer for a series of short films exposing the underreported global epidemic of TB and the movement for innovation to improve our tools to fight it.

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GHTC members urge Congress to protect global health research funding

Earlier this week, the GHTC and other global health and international development advocates called on the House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations subcommittee to fully fund key programs in the foreign affairs budget.

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Panel stresses partnerships and long-term support for successful global health research

“I can’t think of a reason why academic scientists should not engage in global health research,” Dr. Dennis Kyle, distinguished university health professor at the University of South Florida, said last week at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference.

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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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PATH/Eric Becker
Where the rubber hits the road: Evidence informing impact for global health

In this guest post, E. Callie Raulfs-Wang –research advisor for the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact—writes about the relationship between research and evidence when developing and delivering new global health products.

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Microbicides, vaccines, and TB diagnostics Oh my! What’s new in HIV/AIDS research?

In this guest post, Molly Schmalzbach—public affairs analyst in the Office of HIV/AIDS at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)—discusses the agency’s support for research to develop new HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) products.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Global health research and development: Advancing women’s right to health

On this day honoring the political, social, and economic contributions women have made worldwide, nearly 2,000 women will die of AIDS and 790 will perish in pregnancy or childbirth. If we wish to truly advance the health and rights of women globally, we must give them the tools they need to protect their own health.

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New details emerging about sequestration that indicate an uncertain future for global health R&D

Although we’re several days into sequestration, details about the full impact of funding cuts are still hazy. On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report to Congress, which details funding cuts required to offset $85 billion in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget.

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Investing in the future: GHTC congressional briefing highlights compelling benefits of global health research

“I’d be careful not to break something that would be hard to put back together,” Alan Magill—director of Malaria at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—said this week at the GHTC’s annual congressional briefing.

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GHTC 2013 report: Clear steps for policymakers to renew the US legacy in global health R&D

We have long known that Washington is operating under a remarkably unorthodox budgetary process.

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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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A chorus of voices across the government calls for a solution to sequestration

During last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama called on policymakers to find a solution to the federal budget debate before sequestration—or widespread and indiscriminate cuts to all federal programs—takes place next month.

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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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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.

GHTC
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