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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: Innovations in bednets, contraception, and Zika vaccination trials

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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What’s Ahead on the Hill

In this feature on Breakthroughs, we provide an update on what’s currently happening with global health in Congress and an outlook for future legislative activity.

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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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Lancet study captures global interest with news of major milestone in hunt for new TB drugs

In this guest post, Joanna Breitstein, director of communications at the TB Alliance, highlights the response to a new study that indicates a novel tuberculosis (TB) combination drug may be on the horizon.

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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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AIDS 2012: New prevention and treatment options at the forefront

As the XIX International AIDS Conference continues in Washington this week, research for new tools to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS is standing out as a major theme.

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AIDS 2012: Lessons for R&D advocates

The world of HIV/AIDS research and development (R&D) is changing dramatically, and sessions this week at the XIX International AIDS Conference have examine how R&D advocates need to adapt and adjust their strategies in this new environment.

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Investing in the End of the Pandemic: A New Era for HIV Prevention Research & Development

The following guest post from International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) President and CEO Margaret McGlynn, AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren, and UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe comes on the release of Investing to End the AIDS Epidemic: A New Era for HIV Research & Development, a report from the HIV Vaccine & Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group. This post originally appeared on Science Speaks.

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PATH/Lesley Reed
AIDS 2012: A resounding call for research

On the second day of the XIX International AIDS Conference, the need for a host of new tools to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS has already made it to the forefront of the agenda. Of particular note has been the resounding call for a vaccine to prevent HIV, with leading policymakers, scientists, and advocates saying that the world will never reach the end of AIDS without this powerful tool.

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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/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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AIDS 2012: Time to recognize and recommit US support for research

As the International AIDS Conference descends on DC later this month — the first time this conference has been held in the United States in over 20 years — there couldn’t be a better time to reflect on the scientific gains that have emerged over the past several months, and how a wide range of dedicated Americans are pushing this HIV/AIDS research forward.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
The human impact of budget cuts to global health programs

George Fistonich is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a Master of Public Health degree, and currently serves as a research and policy fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. He wrote this guest post about a new amfAR analysis that details the human impact of possible federal budget cuts on global health programs.

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To reach the end of HIV/AIDS, research must be a priority

Yesterday, the International AIDS Society (IAS) and the University of California-San Francisco released the Washington, DC Declaration ahead of this month’s XIX International AIDS Conference. The declaration aims to build support for efforts to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and lists nine priorities that are needed to achieve this goal.

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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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Voices of Global Health - Stewart Parker, IDRI

In this guest post, Stewart Parker, CEO of the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), discusses working in Washington State’s global health community. IDRI, a GHTC member, conducts research and development for products to prevent, detect, and treat infectious diseases of poverty. This post originally appeared on the Washington Global Health Alliance’s Voices of Global Health blog to mark Global Health 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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What’s Ahead on the Hill

In this feature on Breakthroughs, we provide an update on what’s currently happening with global health in Congress and an outlook for future legislative activity.

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Answering an Important Call to Save Children’s Lives

Rachel Wilson is the senior director of policy and advocacy at PATH, a GHTC member. She wrote this guest post in reaction to last week’s conference on child health in Washington, DC.

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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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Ushering in Advancements for Women’s Health

Dr. Bríd Devlin is the executive vice president of product development of the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), a GHTC member. In this guest post, she writes about a new study IPM launched last week that will look at a new HIV prevention option for women.

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