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A Pipeline of Promise: The Global Health Research and Development Process

Check out our interactive infographic to learn more about the global health R&D process and challenges that arise along the development pipeline.
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R&D Facts

Be in the know. Discover important facts and figures about global health research and development on our R&D Facts page.
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Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth

The Global Alliance for Prematurity and Stillbirth's (GAPPS) Preventing Preterm initiative has yielded promising research discoveries that are advancing the prevention and management of preterm birth.



GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We are a coalition of more than 25 nonprofit organizations advancing policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other health 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 in reach for all people.

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GHTC sends letter urging WHO to establish an essential diagnostics list

GHTC sent a letter to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Assistant Director-General of  Health Systems and Innovation urging WHO to support the establishment of an essential diagnostics list.

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GHTC policy report cited in Huffington Post op-ed

GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D was cited in an op-ed in the Huffington Post on the tuberculosis epidemic.

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Ready, Set, Launch: A Country-Level Launch Planning Guide for Global Health Innovations
The Aspen Institute, USAID Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact
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Center for Global Development
The Obama Administration’s Development Legacy: A Conversation with Gayle Smith
Center for Global Development, Wilson Center
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A cornucopia of thanks

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, GHTC asked our members and staff to share what they are most thankful for in global health.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Long-lasting pills, HIV testing, and starving bacteria of iron

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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