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To enjoy a bit of fun and mischief this Halloween, we’ve created a new game, TRICK or TREATment, to test our readers’ knowledge of global health technologies.
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More than 150 signatories join GHTC in calling for R&D to be included in GHSA

More than 150 organizations and individuals from around the world have already signed on to GHTC's petition calling for the inclusion of an R&D action package in the 2019-2024 Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) framework.
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Member Spotlight: AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC is a non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines, male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP, and other emerging HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
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GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We bring together more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

Why we're needed

Health technologies have the potential to save millions of lives. New tools are needed to slow the global threat of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, and tackle many other pressing health needs. For diseases and conditions primarily affecting people in the world’s poorest places, there is little to no commercial market to spur R&D. Strong investment and innovative solutions are needed to catalyze the development of new technologies to bring health and opportunity within reach for all people.

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GHTC sends FY20 letter to OMB

GHTC sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), calling for the administration to sustain and protect global health R&D in the fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget.

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GHTC signs letter to House and Senate appropriators supporting global health programs in FY19 budget

GHTC endorsed a letter from the Global Health Council urging House and Senate appropriators to provide robust funding for global health programs in the fiscal year 2019 State and Foreign Operations and Labor, Health and Human Services spending bills as they conference each chambers’ respective bills.

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International Conference on Virology, Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases
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2018 Global Health Landscape Symposium
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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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Democrats take the House and Republicans maintain hold on the Senate in midterm elections

While the dust is still settling from the US midterm elections, the major takeaways are set: Democrats have taken the House and Republicans have solidified their hold in the Senate. This means a shake up in leadership and the make-up of key Congressional committees. GHTC takes a look at what these changes could mean for continued US support for global health R&D.

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