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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: New treatment for sleeping sickness, innovations to combat AMR, and Merck Ebola vaccine update

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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International Partnership for Microbicides
Research Roundup: The HIV/AIDS and STIs 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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Update on Zika R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight the most promising Zika virus vaccine, drug, and diagnostic candidates as well as vector control approaches. 

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James Gathany
Research Roundup: Viral hepatitis, treatment for persistent Ebola, E. coli–based vaccines

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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Sanofi Pasteur / Patrick Boulen
Yellow fever: Status of research, development, and access to countermeasures against an emerging epidemic

GHTC breaks down the status of R&D for vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics against yellow fever.

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PATH, as secretariat of GHTC
Eight keys to success in building an effective coalition

We share our lessons learned in building a diverse, effective advocacy coalition for global health R&D.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Research Roundup: TB drug development, mosquitoes’ secret weapon, and a new platform for antibiotic R&D

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
Celebrating over a decade of global health R&D advocacy

From humble origins to the premier advocacy organization focused on global health R&D. We tell the story of the birth of GHTC.

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Architect of the Capitol
Research Roundup: Priority Review Voucher legislation, Toxic Shock Syndrome vaccine, and repurposing existing drugs

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: Schistosomiasis drug resistance, a nanotechnology vaccine platform, and adjusting doses to bolster the yellow fever vaccine supply

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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Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Diagnostics for malaria, premature birth, and women’s health

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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US Navy
Senate votes to protect medical research at DoD

Today the US Senate voted to protect critical medical research programs at the Department of Defense (DoD).

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
One week of WHA, extensive debate, and two key R&D decisions

As happens every May, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) highest governing body, the World Health Assembly (WHA), met last week for its 69th annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The agenda was the most packed in recent memory, consisting of more than 70 discussion items, many of which were controversial. Despite the lengthy agenda and difficult conversations, the WHA made two key decisions impacting global health research and development (R&D).

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PATH
Research Roundup: Antimicrobial R&D, pandemic insurance, and Zika countermeasures

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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David Dorward / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: antimicrobial resistance, microbiomes, 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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WHO
WHO's doing WHA for the 69th time next week!

This coming week the “who’s who” of the global health community (as well as some much more modest global health advocates such as your humble author) will make the annual trek to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA), where World Health Organization (WHO) member states will collectively decide WHO’s plans for the coming year.

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PATH/Glenn Austin
Research Roundup: New insights into Zika virus, using silk to preserve blood samples, and a single dose oral cholera vaccine

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/Jan Jacobs
Research Roundup: a rapid diagnostic for Ebola and fighting mosquito-borne diseases with soap and coconuts

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: Yellow fever vaccine availability, protective antibodies against HIV, and the impact of past dengue infection on Zika fever

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
Incentives and innovative financing mechanisms matter in addressing market failures

When existing market forces alone fall short in ensuring availability of and access to lifesaving health tools, a range of interventions are needed to alter the market and ultimately change the behavior of its actors.

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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
GHTC briefing highlights critical role of US government in advancing global health innovation in an increasingly globalized world

On Tuesday, GHTC launched our seventh annual policy report through a congressional briefing and panel discussion. The critical role played by the US government in catalyzing global health research and development was a recurring theme, as panelists discussed the interconnectedness of global and American health and emphasized the need for new health tools to protect against outbreaks and continue progress.

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