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WHO EB moves forward actions on budget, access to medicines, and AMR R&D

The 2019 global health multilateral calendar kicked off as it always does with the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in late January in Geneva. This year’s session featured a packed agenda with significant implications for research and development.

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Global health and medical research saved from spending cuts in FY17 budget agreement

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the FY2017 budget agreement.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: Breaking down Zika and opportunities, challenges surrounding global immunization

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
Opening up malaria drug discovery for good

Scientists are exploring new open innovation and open source approaches to catalyze malaria drug development and move us closer to achieving the goal of ending malaria for good.

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PATH/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: Progress in fighting NTDs and TB, Polio eradication setbacks, and the crisis surrounding Chagas

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
5 ways science is transforming global health and saving lives

Science expands our understanding, makes the impossible possible, and helps us build the future we want for all people. Science drives the work of GHTC, so we wanted to take a step back to reflect on five ways science is transforming global health.

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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
Global health R&D gamified!

We ate, we drank, we played games, and we learned a thing or two about the impact of US leadership in global health R&D.

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Office of Management and Budget
Trump budget proposes steep cuts to research and foreign assistance that will threaten global health research

What global health advocates need to know about the President's "skinny" budget.

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Devex
Meet GHTC’s new director, Jamie Bay Nishi

GHTC's new director Jamie Bay Nishi talks about her background, what inspires her, and her vision for the future of the coalition.

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US Department of Homeland Security
President Trump wants to "cure the illnesses that plague us." That means we must invest in R&D

The United States can lead the world toward President Trump’s vision of accelerating cures for diseases that have plagued humanity, but not if we retreat from international engagement and development efforts—including strong engagement in global health R&D.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Spillover and spillback, 3D spheres for drug development, drug resistance, and more

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/Matt Robinson
WHO Executive Board meeting closes with three shortlisted candidates to lead WHO and R&D issues added to WHA agenda

The 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board closed last week with a shortlist of  three candidates for the WHO Director General position and progress on key global health R&D issues.

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US Department of Agriculture/Lance Cheung
Research Roundup: Genetic mutations and innovative ways to package food aid

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/Patrick McKern
WHO begins process to establish an essential diagnostics list following calls by GHTC and partners

We asked. WHO listened. The World Health Organization (WHO) took the first step toward establishing an essential diagnostics list, releasing a proposal outling how it plans to develop and operationalize the list by early 2019.

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PATH/Katrina Peach
Research Roundup: Swine flu, drug resistance, and hepatitis C cures

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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Flickr/Mark Taylor
Price addresses innovation, infectious diseases, NIH support at nomination hearings

At his nomination hearings, Secretary of Health and Human Services-designee Tom Price addressed global health and infectious diseases; innovation for rare diseases; support for health innovation, NIH, and priority setting for NIH-funded research. GHTC covers what he had to say.

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CDC/James Gathany
Research Roundup: Bacteria-sniffing dogs, vaccines for epidemics, and more

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 world keeps turning: WHO’s 140th Executive Board meeting begins

With the 140th World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting commencing this week, GHTC takes a look at what's on the agenda and how it could impact global health R&D.

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Trump administration and global health research: What we’re watching for in 2017

As all eyes look toward President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, GHTC examines the policy issues we'll be tracking on in 2017.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: A virus-killing mask, testing drugs on pregnant women, and DARPA’s global health portfolio

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 Gathaney
Tillerson talks global health and development at Senate confirmation hearing

At his nomination hearing, Secretary of State–designee Rex Tillerson was questioned on women’s empowerment, family planning, development aid, and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). GHTC covers what he had to say.

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