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Emily Conron
President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.

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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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CDC/ Prof. Woodbridge Foster; Prof. Frank H. Collins
Changing our definition of neglected diseases: Is it time to think beyond traditional terms?

Depending on who you ask, you’ll come up with a number of different definitions for what exactly characterizes a neglected disease, as there’s no generally accepted definition.

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Reaching an AIDS-free generation: Why research and new tools must be part of the solution

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new State Department blueprint to reach an “AIDS-free generation” within five years.

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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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Developing new tools to fight TB: New report examines state of TB R&D

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the oldest known human pathogens that continues to pose a global public health threat in the 21st century.

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PATH/Nguyen Ba Quang
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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On childhood TB, time for ACTION

In this guest post, Mandy Slutsker, senior project associate with the ACTION Partnership, writes about a new report that calls for increased efforts to fight tuberculosis among children worldwide.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Roundup: The impact of the elections on global health and development

With the results of the presidential and congressional elections now almost two days behind us, there has been increasing reaction and speculation about what President Barack Obama’s second term and new congressional leadership could mean for foreign policy, international development, and global health.

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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/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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Discovering new interventions to prevent preterm birth

With more than 15 million babies born preterm every year, of which one million will die in infancy, preterm birth is a global health crisis that must be elevated and prioritized on an international scale.

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The final presidential debate: Global health was missing from the foreign policy discussion

It’s not much of a surprise that Monday night’s presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, was consumed by a discussion of defense spending, and security and trade policies regarding the Middle East, North Africa, and China.

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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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The Financial Times highlights global successes and the remaining challenges in combating NTDs

In this guest post, Richard Hatzfeld, communications director for the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes about a special report on neglected tropical diseases in the Financial Times, and the need for increased research, partnerships, and support to combat these diseases.

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PATH/Will Boase
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 Hockstein
Celebrating the birthday of Breakthroughs: The best of the GHTC blog

It’s been a busy twelve months for the team at the Global Health Technologies Coalition!

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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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Roundup: What will sweeping budget cuts do to health and research efforts?

Over the past few weeks—as Congress worked on a budget deal to keep the federal government running through the end of March 2013—several global health and international development groups released new reports about what looming, across-the-board cuts would do to these programs worldwide.

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Contraceptive R&D: neglected and in need of innovation

Today marks World Contraception Day, and there is much to celebrate about the successes of modern family planning.

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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.

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