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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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Overheard at UNGA: 4 key takeaways on global health innovation

A “who’s who” of politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, and civil society leaders descended upon New York City this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). GHTC was there, serving as your eyes and ears on the ground. Here is what we heard and our top four takeaways on global health R&D.

Member Spotlight: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The 2018 ASTMH Annual Meeting takes place October 28 - November 1 in New Orleans. #TropMed18 is the premier international forum for the exchange of scientific and clinical advances in tropical medicine, hygiene and global health, and will draw more than 4,700 current and future leaders in the field from around the globe.
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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 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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Joint FIND-NDWG Symposium at the 49th Union Conference on Lung Health
FIND and New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG)
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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting
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PHI holds international symposium on multipurpose prevention technologies

On Nov. 3-4, the Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI), a project of PHI, convened a symposium in Washington, DC, on “Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Reproductive Health.”

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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