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Play: TRICK or TREATment?

To enjoy a bit of fun and mischief this Halloween, we’ve created a new game, TRICK or TREATment, to test our readers’ knowledge of global health technologies.

More than 150 signatories join GHTC in calling for R&D to be included in GHSA

More than 150 organizations and individuals from around the world have already signed on to GHTC's petition calling for the inclusion of an R&D action package in the 2019-2024 Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) framework.
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Member Spotlight: AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)

Founded in 1995, AVAC is a non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines, male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP, and other emerging HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
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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.

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 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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Global Health Security 2019
Global Health Security 2019
Australian Government, Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, Government of New South Wales, The University of Sydney
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Cenetri Publishing Group
International Conference on Virology, Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
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Q&A: US Global Health Work in Kenya with Kemy Monahan

Katherine E. “Kemy” Monahan, a career foreign service officer steeped in development issues and an economist and lawyer by training, was appointed as deputy executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) in July. She talked to GHTC’s Breakthroughs blog about her impressions of the US global health work in Kenya, the importance of research, and the critical need now to make the case to Congress for investing in global health.

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CDC in Kibera: Closely monitoring diseases, outbreaks in a slum

Inside a large room at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Robert F. Breiman, MD, the country director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya, explained a portion of the US-funded research in Nairobi’s largest slum, Kibera.

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