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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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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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ASTMH blog covers GHTC briefing and policy report release

In a post on the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's (ASTMH) involvement in "Global Health Week on the Hill," the ASTMH blog highlights the launch of GHTC's policy report Renewing US leadership: Policies to advance global health research at a briefing on Capitol Hill.

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NBC News quotes GHTC director on impact of sequestration

In a story looking at the potential impact of budget sequestration, NBC News quotes GHTC Director Kaitlin Christenson: "When it comes to research, many biomedical studies cannot survive cuts in funding in the middle of their work. Some may be irreversible."

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Launch of the AMR Challenge
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Research Roundup: US launches biodefense strategy, TB remains world's top infectious killer, and human trials begin for antimalarial drug

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

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Research Roundup: Neutralizing Ebola, a prototype to fight the next pandemic, and Zika vaccine trial moves forward

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

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