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GHTC launches petition calling on world leaders to include R&D in the Global Health Security Agenda

GHTC launched a new online petition calling on world leaders to include clear commitments to strengthening R&D capacity in the 2019-2024 Global Health Security Agenda framework, which is currently under development.
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Return On Innovation: Learn how global health R&D delivers for your state

Global health R&D matters globally and benefits you locally. Find out how US investments in global health R&D are paying economic and health dividends in your state.
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Member Spotlight: Global Health Council

Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.
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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.

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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 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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GHTC sends letter of support for House PAHPA bill

GHTC sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives in support of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6378) (PAHPA), commending the inclusion of specific provisions and dedicated funding to advance the development of medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases and pandemic influenza.

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International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID)
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Research Roundup: What We're Reading This Week

Welcome to the first Research Roundup post. In this regular feature, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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TAG releases report on global TB R&D investment trends

TAG has released a new report in collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership, which finds that in 2010 the world invested just $617 million in TB R&D—less than one-third of the estimated $2 billion annual investment needed to eliminate TB as a public health threat by the year 2050.

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