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.
A coalition of global health organizations, including GHTC, has called on the G20 to provide leadership in combating pandemics, drug resistance, and major poverty-related and neglected diseases.
Devex featured an opinion piece from GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi highlighting the need for innovative, technological solutions to end the epidemic of malaria. It also highlights the incredible successes of R&D in response to the epidemic.
In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.