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GHTC welcomes House passage of the Global Health Innovation Act

GHTC welcomes passage by the US House of Representatives of the Global Health Innovation Act (H.R. 1660), a bipartisan bill that will strengthen efforts by the US Agency for International Development to develop lifesaving global health technologies.
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The first step

GHTC released a new two-minute video taking viewers on a journey to discover how sustained investments in global health R&D can unlock health and opportunity for people around the world.
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Member spotlight: Sabin Vaccine Institute

The Sabin Vaccine Institute makes vaccines more accessible, enables innovation and expands immunization across the globe. As a non-profit with more than two decades of experience, Sabin embodies the legacy of its namesake, Dr. Albert B. Sabin, inventor of the oral polio vaccine and lifelong crusader against poverty and preventable disease. Sabin is committed to extending the full benefits of immunization to all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. Sabin has recently welcomed a major grant to spur innovation toward a universal influenza vaccine.
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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 within reach for all people.

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GHTC statement on the President’s FY 2019 budget

The United States has long led the world in developing vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and other technologies for neglected diseases and conditions that affect the world’s most vulnerable people, and the President’s budget proposal threatens to undermine this scientific and humanitarian legacy.

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Washington Post Editorial Board cites GHTC joint letter in opinion

The Washington Post Editorial Board cited a joint-letter co-authored and endorsed by GHTC in an opinion piece calling for the Administration to provide funding to sustain the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activities to support he Global Health Security Agenda.

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5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
Stop TB Partnership, Aeras, TBVI, THSTi...
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Research!America 2018 Advocacy Awards Dinner
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Global Health R&D: A Smart Investment for the US

After attending GHTC’s annual briefing yesterday, it is nearly impossible, and arguably fully impossible, to come up with any reason as to why the US should not invest in global health research and development (R&D).

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GHTC’s annual policy report: How the US can help sustain incredible progress in global health research

Today, the GHTC will release our third annual policy report. This year’s report will continue the tradition for which we’ve become known in the world of global health research and product development—releasing recommendations for how US policymakers can continue to advance innovation and save lives around the world.

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