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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: UK vaccine center to help fight epidemics, global map of HIV reveals vaccine challenges, and researchers create antibodies to test and treat Zika

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
Research Roundup: Plants as vaccines, the African CDC, and herd immunity in Zika

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/ James Gathany
Research Roundup: Mosquito traps and the impact of antibiotics

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: Next generation technologies for vector control, tracking Zika, and treating resistant 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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
A competition where the highest prize is lives saved

What do an onsite chlorine generator, fingerprint scanning technology for newborns, and temperature-monitoring wristband all have in common? The potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach communities around the world.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: 2017 HIV/AIDS R&D edition

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
G20 makes first-ever pledge to support R&D to combat global health challenges

Following a sustained advocacy campaign by GHTC and our partners, global health R&D has been featured, for the first time, as part of the G20 declaration. The declaration, published on July 8, includes efforts for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance and potentially pandemic diseases.

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CDC/ Sue Partridge, CDC- Ft. Collins
Research Roundup: Global immunization, Zika diagnostics, and an HIV treatment milestone

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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Research Roundup: Vaccines as a tool to cure and protect, and what went right in the DRC Ebola outbreak

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: Malaria research funding uneven and inequitable, Europe's plan to combat AMR, and unverified malaria medicines on the global market

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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Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: Polio mutation troubles, a pandemic bond, and Kenya's launch of a generic HIV drug

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/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Venom, technology for smart vector control & animals as a human health threat

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/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Dengue diagnostics, unlocking protein structures, and an antibiotic found in soil

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/Monique Berlier
Ensuring resistance doesn’t take hold: The importance of taking on typhoid now

Typhoid may seem like a distant memory in industrialized countries, but for many low- and middle-income countries it continues to cause millions of illnesses and about 150,000 deaths per year. New tools are needed to combat this looming threat.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Malaria and bone density, a fatal vaccine error, and a sponsored Chikungunya trial

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/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: CRISPR concerns, using innovation to cure malaria, and MSF's TB trial

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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WHA Roundup: a new WHO head, the demise of an R&D pooled fund, and the access debate rages on

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) winds to a close with key decisions that will shape the future of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the landscape for global health R&D.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Underestimating Zika & Chagas and hopes for the Ebola vaccine in the DRC

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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Medical research, global health programs face steep cuts in Trump budget

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. This budget proposes significant cuts to programs that support global health and medical research at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development.

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G20 health ministers pledge support for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance, pandemic threats

Health ministers from G20 nations, meeting for the first time, pledged to work together to combat antimicrobial resistance and improve pandemic preparedness, emphasizing the critical role R&D plays in confronting these global challenges.

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PATH/Rocky Prajapati
Research Roundup: Potential malaria and Ebola vaccines and the polio vaccine shortage

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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